Order: Suliformes | Family: Phalacrocoracidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Isla Foca, Piura
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Pucusana, Lima
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Paracas, Ica
Age: Adults and Juvenile | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Paracas, Ica
Status: The Red-legged Cormorant is fairly common on cliffs and rocky shores. Forages near rocky areas and generally does not venture out to open sea. It also occurs in Ch.
Name in Spanish: Cormorán de Pata Roja o Chuita.
Sub-species: Red-legged Cormorant (Phalacrocorax gaimardi) (Lesson & Garnot, 1828).
Meaning of Name: Phalacrocorax: Gr. Phalakrokorax= loon, cormorant. gaimardii: After Joseph Paul Gaimard; a French surgeon, naturalist, and explorer. A cormorant named after Paul Gaimard.
Usually silent away from nest site. Guttural, hissing and grunting conversational notes at nest site.
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo), The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 10/18/2014.