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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 in on the Pacific coast of Peru and northern Chile. (The Argentinian population on the Patagonian Atlantic coast appears to be extinct. ) 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

Attributes

Male Weight [1]  5.48 lbs (2.49 kg)

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Map Climate Land
Use
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

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Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Map   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 Map
Chilean Winter Rainfall-Valdivian Forests Chile No
Tumbes-Choco-Magdalena Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru No

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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

Range Map

Link to Map

Photos

Citations

Species recognized by Peterson A.P., , ITIS Global: The Integrated Taxonomic Information System in Catalog of Life 2011
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 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Biodiversity Hotspots, Conservation International
Important Bird Areas provided by BirdLife International (2010) Important Bird Areas. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/12/2010
Images provided by Google Image Search
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Range map provided by Ridgely, R. S., T. F. Allnutt, T. Brooks, D. K. McNicol, D. W. Mehlman, B. E. Young, and J. R. Zook. 2007. Digital Distribution Maps of the Birds of the Western Hemisphere, version 3.0. NatureServe, Arlington, Virginia, USA.
Data provided by NatureServe in collaboration with Robert Ridgely, James Zook, The Nature Conservancy - Migratory Bird Program, Conservation International - CABS, World Wildlife Fund - US, and Environment Canada - WILDSPACE.
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access
Institution information provided by International Species Information System - May 2011