IUCN threat status:

Extinct (EX)


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Range Description

Phalacrocorax perspicillatus was restricted to Bering Island, in the Commander Islands, Russia(Greenway 1967), and possibly the adjacent coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula (Siegel-Causey et al. 1991). Steller noted that it was common in 1741, but its breeding islands were colonised by people in 1826 and although the five known specimens were collected between 1840-1850, and in 1882, Stejneger was told by the island's residents that the last birds had disappeared about 30 years before (Greenway 1967).


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