> Leucocarbo chalconotus
Leucocarbo chalconotus (bronze shag)
Synonyms: Phalacrocorax chalconotus
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.
Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0)
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Unique & Vulnerable (100)
|Adult Weight  ||4.99 lbs (2.27 kg)|
|Female Weight  ||4.00 lbs (1.81 kg)|
|Male Weight  ||5.99 lbs (2.72 kg)|
|Weight Dimorphism  ||49.8 %|
|Clutch Size  ||3|
Species recognized by , 2011-09-22, ITIS Global: The Integrated Taxonomic Information System in
Attributes / relations provided by ♦ 1
Marchant, S.; Higgins, PJ (eds.) 1990. The handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic birds, Vol. 1., ratites to ducks. Oxford University Press, Melbourne ♦ 2
Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing.