Rand-2-Pelagic cormorants

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The Pelagic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pelagicus), also known as Baird's Cormorant, is a small member of the cormorant family Phalacrocoracidae. Analogous to other smallish cormorants, it is also called Pelagic Shag occasionally. This seabird lives along the coasts of the northern Pacific; during winter it can also be found in the open ocean.[1]

Presently, many authors favor splitting up the "wastebin genus" Phalacrocorax. In this case, the Pelagic Cormorant would probably be placed in Compsohalieus.[1]

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1. Orta, Jaume (1992b): Family Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants)

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