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Poikilocarbo gaimardi

Phalacrocorax gaimardi

Photo by Peter R. Bono
Location: Islas Ballesteras, Paracas, Peru.


Grey, dark on head and neck, white spots on back, grey chest and abdomen, dark primaries, white spot to both sides of the neck, yellow bill with red-orange base. Red-orange legs.


Argentina, Chile, Falkland Islands, and Peru.


This is a monotypic species1.


Shallow seas and rocky shores.


It nests on rocks or cliffs projecting, and 3 white eggs are laid.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

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