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 Phalacrocorax atriceps
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This taxon is Not Recognised as a species by BirdLife International.

Taxonomic source(s)
SACC. 2006. A classification of the bird species of South America. Available at: #
Turbott, E. G. 1990. Checklist of the birds of New Zealand. Ornithological Society of New Zealand, Wellington.

Taxonomic note
Phalacrocorax atriceps and P. verrucosus (del Hoyo and Collar 2014) were previously lumped asP. atriceps following Turbott (1990).

Leucocarbo atriceps Turbott (1990), Leucocarbo atriceps atriceps Christidis and Boles (2008), Leucocarbo atriceps atriceps Turbott (1990)

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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Phalacrocorax atriceps. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016.

This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.

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Additional resources for this species

ARKive species - Imperial shag (Phalacrocorax atriceps) 0

Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Not Recognised
Family Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants)
Species name author King, 1828