P. P. King, 1828,
Strait of Magellan.
Sometimes placed in genus Notocarbo or occasionally in Phalacrocorax, but classification here follows results of a comprehensive molecular phylogeny for the entire family#R. Race albiventer formerly considered a separate species (and then including birds of Falkland Is and parts of mainland South America), but wide zone of sympatry where mixed pairs frequent, and no differences observed in either behaviour or osteology; thus, albiventer constitutes only a race or possibly even a colour morph. Races bransfieldensis, georgianus, nivalis, melanogenis and purpurascens have been treated as full species#R#R (as in HBW), but differences between them never rigorously documented, and in some cases supposed diagnostic characters appear weak, few or possibly non-existent (as e.g. in case of georgianus#R); these taxa therefore all reabsorbed here into P. atriceps, but distinctive taxon verrucosus is retained as a species (which see). Name albiventer erroneously emended to albiventor#R#R. Seven subspecies currently recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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