Stewart Shag Leucocarbo chalconotus


Bell, M. 2012. Shag interactions with commercial rock lobster pot and trap fishing methods in the Chatham Islands. Report prepared by Wildlife Management International Ltd for Department of Conservation, Wellington.

Hand, K. 2013. Seabird Colonies of Otago: A review of current status, survey effort and implications for establishment of Important Bird Areas. Online: (12/10/2016).

Heather, B.D.; Robertson, H.A. 1997. The Field Guide to the Birds of New Zealand. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.

Marchant, S.; Higgins, P. J. 1990. Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic birds, 1: ratites to ducks. Oxford University Press, Melbourne.

Taylor, G. A. 2000. Action plan for seabird conservation in New Zealand. Department of Conservation, Wellington.

Watt, J. P. C. 1975. Notes on Whero Island and other roosting and breeding stations of the Stewart Island Shag (Leucocarbo carunculatus chalconotus). Notornis 22: 265-272.

Further resources

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Media resources

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Leucocarbo chalconotus. Downloaded from on 03/12/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 03/12/2021.