Spotted shag

Spotted shag

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SPECIES
Phalacrocorax punctatus

The spotted shag or pārekareka is a species of cormorant endemic to New Zealand. Though originally classified as Phalacrocorax punctatus, it is sufficiently different in appearance from typical members of that genus that for a time it was placed in a separate genus, Stictocarbo, along with a similar species, the Pitt shag. Subsequent genetic studies show that the spotted shag's lineage is nested within the typical shags.

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Habits and Lifestyle

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Seasonal behavior
Bird's call

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MATING BEHAVIOR

References

1. Spotted shag Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spotted_shag
2. Spotted shag on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22696901/132595311
3. Xeno-canto bird call - https://xeno-canto.org/664263

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