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.
Presently, many authors favor splitting up the "wastebin genus" Phalacrocorax. In this case, the Pelagic Cormorant would probably be placed in Compsohalieus.
1. Orta, Jaume (1992b): Family Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants)