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Pitt Island shag

(Phalacrocorax featherstoni)

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Description

The cormorant Pitt ( Pitt Shag ) 2 is a species of bird suliformes the family Phalacrocoracidae endemic to the Chatham Islands,belonging to New Zealand.Its natural habitats are the open sea and rocky coasts.The Pitt's cormorant is about 63 cm long.3 The plumage of its upper parts is blackish,while that of the lower parts is whitish gray.Its legs are yellow and its bill is gray.Adults in the breeding season have two plumes in the head,one next to the forehead and the other on the nape of the neck,and their facial caruncle turns green.On the other hand,outside of the breeding season,its facial caruncle is yellow and the feathers on its head stand out from the head.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Aves
Order:Suliformes
Family:Phalacrocoracidae
Genus:Phalacrocorax
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