French: Cormoran des Auckland German: Aucklandscharbe Spanish: Cormorán de las Auckland
Restricted to Auckland Is (S of New Zealand), breeding at Auckland, Enderby, Rose, Ewing and Adams.
63 cm; c. 2000 g; wingspan 105 cm. Adult has rather long crest on crown, head and upperparts black with bluish gloss, greener on head, can have a few scattered hair-like... read more
Male advertises with rough barking “borr” or “orr-orrgh”, threatens with “erh-erh-erh”; various... read more
Marine. Forages equally in open sea or in sheltered coastal waters, including bays or inlets.... read more
Food and feeding
Little known. Small octopus (Octopus sp.) accounted for 57% of prey by number and 68% of prey by wet mass in 23 regurgitated... read more
Laying Nov–Feb. Forms small or large monospecific colonies. Nest mainly of tussock grass, also seaweed, twigs, peat and debris,... read more
Sedentary. A juvenile first seen at Snares Is (N of Auckland Group) in Jul 1994 had gained adult... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Restricted to Auckland Is and adjacent waters. Breeding colonies exist on islands of Auckland, Enderby, Rose, Ewing and Adams. According to BirdLife, estimated... read more
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