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Leucocarbo bougainvillii (Guanay cormorant)

Synonyms: Phalacrocorax bougainvillii

Wikipedia Abstract

The Guanay cormorant or Guanay shag (Phalacrocorax bougainvillii or Leucocarbo bougainvillii) is a member of the cormorant family found on the Pacific coast of Peru and northern Chile. (The Argentinian population on the Patagonian Atlantic coast appears to be extirpated.) After breeding it spreads south to southern parts of Chile and north to Ecuador, and has also been recorded as far north as Panama and Colombia – probably a result of mass dispersal due to food shortage in El Niño years.
View Wikipedia Record: Leucocarbo bougainvillii

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 7.13936
EDGE Score: 2.78986


Male Weight [1]  5.48 lbs (2.49 kg)


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Atacama desert Chile Neotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Chilean matorral Chile Neotropic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Low Monte Argentina Neotropic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Patagonian steppe Chile, Argentina Neotropic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Sechura desert Peru Neotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Tumbes-Piura dry forests Ecuador, Peru Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Valdivian temperate forests Chile, Argentina Neotropic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests

Important Bird Areas

BirdLife Species Factsheet: View Factsheet
Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Isla Lobos de Afuera Peru A1  
Punta Gutierrez: Bahía Camarones Argentina A1
Punta León Argentina A4i

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Chilean Winter Rainfall-Valdivian Forests Chile No
Tumbes-Choco-Magdalena Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru No

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservat'n Society

Range Map



Attributes / relations provided by 1Johnsgard, PA 1993. Cormorants, Darters, and Pelicans of the World. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access