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Leucocarbo atriceps bransfieldensis (Antarctic shag)

Synonyms: Leucocarbo bransfieldensis; Phalacrocorax bransfieldensis


Adult Weight [1]  6.17 lbs (2.80 kg)
Birth Weight [2]  59.1 grams
Female Weight [1]  5.68 lbs (2.58 kg)
Male Weight [1]  6.66 lbs (3.02 kg)
Weight Dimorphism [1]  17.3 %
Clutch Size [2]  3


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Scotia Sea Islands tundra United Kingdom Antarctic Tundra    

Prey / Diet

Gobionotothen gibberifrons (Humped rockcod)[3]
Harpagifer antarcticus (Antarctic spiny plunderfish)[3]
Lindbergichthys nudifrons (Yellowfin notie)[3]
Notothenia coriiceps (Black rockcod)[3]
Parachaenichthys charcoti (Antarctic dragonfish)[3]
Trematomus newnesi (Dusky notothen)[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Pygoscelis adeliae (Adelie Penguin)2




Attributes / relations provided by
1Marchant, S.; Higgins, PJ (eds.) 1990. The handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic birds, Vol. 1., ratites to ducks. Oxford University Press, Melbourne
2Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
3On the accuracy of the pellet analysis method to estimate the food intake in the Antarctic shag, Phalacrocorax bransfieldensis, Ricardo J. CASAUX, Folia Zool. – 52(2): 167–176 (2003)
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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