Catalogue of the Birds in the British Museum Volume 26

Catalogue of the Birds in the British Museum Volume 26

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...0-45. Mus. Rothschild: Cook's Straits, 4 Feb., 1895. Hab. Queen Charlotte Sound, New Zealand. 20. Phalacrocorax onslowi. Graculus carunculatus, Hutton (nee Gmel.), Ibis, 1872, p. 240 Chatham Is.; Travers, Tr. X. Zeal. last, v. p. 221 (1873) Pitt I.. Phalacrocorax carunculatus, Hutton (nee Gmel.), Tr. N. Zeal. Inst. v. p. 224 (1873); Butler, B. N. Zeal. p. 332, pi. left-hand fig. (1873) nee syn.j; id. Tr. N. Zeal. hist. ix. p. 338, pi. xv. fig. 1 (1877) Chatham Is.; id. Man. B. N. Zeal. p. 93, pi. xxiv. fig. 1 (1882) descrip. & pi. only. Phalacrocorax cirrhatus, Butler (nee Giiiel.), Man.B. N. Zeal. p. 93 (1882) nee local.. Phalacrocorax onslowi, Forbes, Ibis, 1893, p. 533 Chatham Is.; Buller, Tr. N. Zeal. /t.xxvii. p. 129 189o). Phalacrocorax rothschildi, Forbes, Ibis, 1893, pp. 535537, 540 Chatham Is.) Phalacrocorax imperialis, Buller (ncr. King), B. N. Zeal. 2nd ed. ii. p. 153, pi. ixxviii. fig. 2 (1888) Chatham Is.. Adult in bre&liny-plumage (March). Differs from P. cartmculatus in its much smaller size and in possessing a well-developed crest; back of the head and neck glossed with purplish or steel-blue; lower back and rump similarly coloured. Nasal wattles welldeveloped. The alar bar is always, and the dorsal patch generally well-developed, and in the most adult examples some at least of the outer scapulars are white. Tail composed of 12 feathers. "Caruncles at base of bill yellow; skin round eye blue, between eye and month orange; legs scarlet" (Buller). Total length about 25 inches, culmen from feathers on forehead to tip 2-15, depth to cutting-edge at nostril 0-35, wing 10'4, tail 4-5, tarsus 2-55, outermost toe and claw 3-9. Adult in non-breeding plumaye. Similar to the above, but without a crest....show more

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