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Phalacrocoracidae

Rock shag

Phalacrocorax magellanicus Photo by Nick Athanas (Antpitta) Common name:rock shag (en); corvo-marinho-das-rochas (pt); cormoran de Magellan (fr); cormorán cuello negro (es); felsenscharbe (de) Taxonomy:Order PelecaniformesFamily Phalacrocoracidae  Range:This species breeds along the coasts of southern South America, in Tierra del Fuego and the Falkland Islands. During winter they range north as far as the coasts of […]

Red-legged cormorant

Phalacrocorax gaimardi Photo by Jose Cañas (Flickr) Common name:red-legged cormorant (en); corvo-marinho-de-patas-vermelhas (pt); cormoran de Gaimard (fr); cormorán chuita (es); buntscharbe (de)Taxonomy:Order PelecaniformesFamily PhalacrocoracidaeRange:This species is found along the Pacific coast of South America, from Isla Foca, in northern Peru, to Peninsula de Taitao, in southern Chile, and also in the Atlantic coast of southern Argentina […]

Great cormorant

Phalacrocorax carbo Photo by Björn Dellming (PBase) Common name:great cormorant (en); corvo-marinho-de-faces-brancas (pt); grand cormoran (fr); cormorán grande (es); kormoran (de)Taxonomy:Order PelecaniformesFamily PhalacrocoracidaeRange:This widespread species is found throughout most of Europe, central and southern Asia, north-western and eastern Africa, along the coast of eastern North America, and throughout Australia.Size:These large cormorants are 70-100 cm long […]

Reed cormorant

Phalacrocorax africanus Photo by Derek Keats (Flickr) Common name:reed cormorant (en); corvo-marinho-africano (pt); cormorant africain (fr); cormorán africano (es); riedscharbe (de)Taxonomy:Order PelecaniformesFamily PhalacrocoracidaeRange:The reed cormorant is found throughout sub-Saharan Africa, including Madagascar, being found from Mauritania to Sudan and down to South Africa.Size:These small cormorants are 50-55 cm long and have a wingspan of 85 […]