Shags and Cormorants of New Zealand

A guide to the shag species (also known as cormorants) found in New Zealand. One third of the cormorant species known worldwide, are found in New Zealand..

Auckland Islands Shag 1
Phalacrocorax colensoi
Black Shag 2
Phalacrocorax carbo novaehollandiae
Blue (Spotted) Shag 3
Phalacrocorax punctatus oliveri
Bounty Islands Shag 3
Phalacrocorax ranfurlyi
Campbell Islands Shag 3
Phalacrocorax campbelli
Chatham Islands Shag 4
Phalacrocorax onslowi
Little Black Shag 5
Phalacrocorax sulcirostris
Little Shag 6
Microcarbo melanoleucos brevirostris
New Zealand Pied Shag 7
Phalacrocorax varius varius
Parekareka (Spotted Shag) 1
Phalacrocorax punctatus punctatus
Pitt Island Shag 4
Phalacrocorax featherstoni
King Shag 4
Phalacrocorax carunculatus
Stewart Island (Bronze) Shag 8
Phalacrocorax chalconotus

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