Microcarbo serventyorum van Tets

Serventy’s Cormorant (Microcarbo serventyorum)  

This species was described in 1994 based on subfossil remains that were recovered from a peat swamp near Bullsbrook, a suburb of Perth, the capital of Western Australia, Australia. [1]  

The species was apparently closely related, yet not identical with the Little Pied Cormorant (Microcarbo melanoleucos (Vieillot)) (see photo), which is still quite common in parts of Australia today.  



[1] G. F. van Tets: An extinct new species of cormorant (Phalacrocoracidae, Aves) from a Western Australian peat swamp. Records of the South Australian Museum 27(2): 135–138. 1994  


Little Pied Cormorant (Microcarbo melanoleucos (Vieillot)) 

Photo: J. J. Harrison

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edited: 06.11.2017