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Leucocarbo chalconotus (bronze shag; Stewart Shag)

Synonyms: Phalacrocorax chalconotus

Wikipedia Abstract

The bronze shag (Phalacrocorax chalconotus), also known as the Stewart Island shag or Stewart shag, is a species of shag endemic to the southernmost parts of the South Island of New Zealand, from the Otago Peninsula south to the Foveaux Strait, and to Stewart Island/Rakiura, from which it takes its name.The species is dimorphic in appearance. Roughly half the individuals are mostly dark bronze, but with white patches, similar to the king shag; the remainder are bronze all over.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 5.59848
EDGE Score: 3.27313


Adult Weight [1]  4.99 lbs (2.27 kg)
Female Weight [1]  4.00 lbs (1.81 kg)
Male Weight [1]  5.99 lbs (2.72 kg)
Weight Dimorphism [1]  49.8 %
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Piscivore
Diet - Fish [2]  70 %
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  30 %
Forages - Underwater [2]  100 %
Clutch Size [3]  3

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
New Zealand New Zealand Yes

Prey / Diet

Belone belone (Garfish)[4]
Cololabis saira (Skipper)[4]
Engraulis anchoita (Anchoita)[4]
Engraulis australis (Australian anchovy)[4]
Engraulis capensis (Southern African anchovy)[4]
Engraulis encrasicolus (Southern African anchovy)[4]
Engraulis japonicus (Japanese anchovy)[4]
Engraulis mordax (Californian anchoveta)[4]
Kondakovia longimana (Giant Warty Squid)[4]
Reinhardtius hippoglossoides (Turbot)[4]
Scomberesox saurus (Atlantic saury)[4]
Trachurus mediterraneus (Mediterranean scad)[4]
Trachurus symmetricus (Scad)[4]
Trachurus trachurus (Scad)[4]




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
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
4Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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