Taxon profile


Imperial Shag
Phalacrocorax atriceps King, 1828

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Aves - birds »  order Suliformes »  family Phalacrocoracidae - cormorants »  genus Phalacrocorax - cormorant

Scientific synonyms

Leucocarbo atriceps (King, 1828)

Other names

= Imperial Cormorant

Least Concern



Included taxa

Number of records: 2

subspecies Phalacrocorax atriceps albiventer (Lesson, 1831)

Phalacrocorax atriceps albiventer

subspecies Phalacrocorax atriceps atriceps King, 1828

Links and literature

EN Australian Faunal Directory [c1937a87-31d0-45ad-8d17-7e775f961d86]

ABRS (2009-2015): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Leucocarbo atriceps (P.P. King, 1828)]
Data retrieved on: 2 February 2015
EN Bird Life 5.1 [3685]

Bird Life [] [as Phalacrocorax atriceps King, 1828]
Data retrieved on: 26 April 2013
EN Remsen J. V. Jr., Cadena C. D., Jaramillo A., Nores M., Pacheco J. F., Pérez-Emán J., Robbins M. B., Stiles F. G., Stotz D. F. and Zimmer K. J. (2002-2013): Classification of the bird species of South America 17 March 2013 [], American Ornithologists' Union [as Phalacrocorax atriceps]
Data retrieved on: 26 April 2013
EN Gill F. & Donsker D.: IOC World Bird List 7.3 [] [as Leucocarbo atriceps (King, PP, 1828)]
Data retrieved on: 17 November 2017
CZ Hudec K. et al. (2003): Soustava a české názvosloví ptáků světa, Muzeum Komenského v Přerově. 462 pp. [as Phalacrocorax atriceps King, 1828]
EN Clements, J. F.: eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world 6.7 [], Cornell Lab of Ornithology [as Phalacrocorax atriceps]
Data retrieved on: 7 April 2013

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