779. Phalacrocorax perspicillatus

779. Pallas’s Cormorant.
PHALACROCORAX PERSPICILLATUS.
Phalacrocorax perspicillatus, Pall. Zoogr. Boss. As. ii. p. 305 (1811) ; Gould, Zool. Voy. Sulph. p. 49, pl. xxxii. ; Grant, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxvi. p. 357 ; Ridgway, p. 81 ; Stejn., Proc. U. S. Nat. Mus. 1883, p. 65.
Ad. Resembles P. bicristatus but is considerably larger, the crown and nape are bronze-purple, the general colour of the body less blue ; eye surrounded with a broad white ring of naked skin, the naked skin round the base of the bill and gular sac mixed red, white, and blue. Culmen 3.75, wing 13.5, tail 7.2, tarsus 2.8 inch.
Hab. Bering Island formerly, but is extinct since about 1852.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
779. Phalacrocorax perspicillatus
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
779
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
557
Common name: 
Pallas’s Cormorant
M_ID: 
2445
M_CN: 
Pallas's Cormorant
M_SN: 
Phalacrocorax perspicillatus
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
10609

Add new comment

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith