Ogilvie-Grant and H. O. Forbes, 1899,
Sometimes placed in genus Leucocarbo. Monotypic.
Two subpopulations: in N breeding on Persian Gulf islands off coasts of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar and United Arab Emirates, possibly also still off Iran (breeding not confirmed since 1972); S subpopulation breeds on one or more islands in Arabian Sea off Oman and in Gulf of Aden off S Yemen, and confirmed recently also at Socotra. Recently found to occur in Red Sea and reported possible breeding on islands off Eritrea#R. Somewhat more widespread in non-breeding season.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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