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Leucocarbo atriceps bransfieldensis (Antarctic shag)

Synonyms: Leucocarbo bransfieldensis; Phalacrocorax bransfieldensis

Attributes

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

Ecoregions

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

Prey / Diet

Gobionotothen gibberifrons (Humped rockcod)[3]
Harpagifer antarcticus (Antarctic spiny plunderfish)[3]
Lepidonotothen 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

Distribution

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Citations

Species recognized by Peterson A.P., , ITIS Global: The Integrated Taxonomic Information System in Catalog of Life 2011
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 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder
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