Phalacrocorax featherstoni by Sharon K. Schafer(8 in. x 8 in. | Acrylic on Hardboard | ID#4041)
Family: PHALACROCORACIDAE | Conservation Status: Endangered | Population Trend: decreasing
The Pitt Shag is a critically endangered shag restricted to the Chatham Archipelago,New Zealand. Its natural habitats are open seas and rocky shores. Apparently never a common species, its already small restricted populations are rapidly declining due to habitat degradation loss. The population is presently estimated to be about 886.
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