Lesson and Garnot, 1828,
“Lima, au Pérou” = San Lorenzo Island, roadstead of Lima.
Sometimes placed in genus Stictocarbo or occasionally in Leucocarbo, but a recent comprehensive molecular phylogeny found this species to represent an ancient lineage sister to all remaining cormorants#R. Atlantic populations sometimes separated as race cirriger, but this generally considered undiagnosable. Monotypic.
Coasts of S South America: in Pacific from Isla Foca, in N Peru, to Punta Elefante (Península de Taitao)#R, in SC Chile; in Atlantic restricted to S Argentina (mainly from Bahía Sanguinetto to Monte León National Park, in Santa Cruz).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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