Little Black Shag taxonomy

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Little Black Shag taxonomy

Postby Michael Szabo » Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:33 pm

This new paper on the Indian Cormorant shows that it is sister to the Little Black Shag.

The phylogenetic placement of the enigmatic Indian Cormorant, Phalacrocorax fuscicollis (Phalacrocoracidae)
Martyn Kennedy, Sampath S.Seneviratne, Nicolas J.Rawlence, Shakila Ratnayake, Hamish G.Spencer

Link to paper: ... fD40Wd-LLo
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Re: Little Black Shag taxonomy

Postby andrewcrossland » Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:54 pm

FYI - Here's a couple of pics of Indian Little Cormorants taken in Northern Sumatra (we're they've recently colonised) a few weeks ago. They have proportionately long tails but stumpy bills.

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Indian Little Cormorant 1.jpg
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