Red-legged Cormorant Phalacrocorax gaimardi

  • Order: Suliformes
  • Family: Phalacrocoracidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Esteban Frere and Ana Millones


Geographic Variation

Monotypic (there are no described subspecies). Nonetheless, the population on the Atlantic coast is smaller and paler than the population on the Pacific coast, and there are other, minor plumage differences between the two (Nelson 2005).

Related Species

Sometimes referred to as Carbo gaimardi, Stictocarbo gaimardi and Leucocarbo gaimardi.

Recommended Citation

Frere, E. and A. Millones (2012). Red-legged Cormorant (Phalacrocorax gaimardi), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.