Chatham Islands Shag

Phalacrocorax onslowi

Description 4

Adults: Black head, neck, back and wings with white throat, chest and belly. They also have white patches on the wings and on the back, with pink legs and feet. In breeding condition their facial skin becomes purple with orangy-red growths on the face above the beak.
Juveniles: Dark brown with dull brown patches on the wings and back and dull purple facial skin.

Sources and Credits

  1. John van Voorst (1873), no known copyright restrictions (public domain), uploaded by Tony Wills, https://www.flickr.com/photos/biodivlibrary/7157827038/sizes/o/in/photostream/
  2. John van Voorst,1873, no known copyright restrictions (public domain), uploaded by Tony Wills, http://media.eol.org/content/2014/10/01/14/87787_orig.jpg
  3. (c) iNaturalist, all rights reserved, uploaded by Tony Wills, https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/25309340
  4. (c) Tony Wills, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

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