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Browsing through a species group

Depending on your selection, you can have a family or genus displayed.

You have a number of filter options: a. all, ticked or non-ticked (Default all); b. Geographical areas (default All) and c. checklist to be used (default as per your personal settings - Clements 6.7 for birds and GT 2.0 for non-birds). If you have modified the options, you need to click on "Set Filter" to activate.

* Column 1 gives sequence # based on the checklist that has been filtered
* Column 2 has a green tick marker if you have ticked the taxa
* Column 3 shows the IUCN codes (click on the code and you will be linked to IUCN species info site)

By clicking on on the menu line on any of these 3 columns (and column 5 and 6, see below), it will sort ascendingly or descendingly. You restore to the default sequence by clicking on column 1 until you have sequence #1 at the top.

* Column 4 has a Show/Hide marker for polytypic species (i.e. a species with multiple subspecies) - click on to show the underlying taxa; click again to hide. If you have expanded a number of polytypic species, you can hide them all by clicking on the species group itself.

* Column 5 (English name), column 6 (Scientific name) and, if you have the language option other than English, column 7 (Domestic name) are self-explanatory. The English and scientific names are from the checklist that has been filtered (in this case Clements 6.7). The domestic names come from various sources and translations.

* Column 8 has markers for species or subspecies with photos ( links to Photo Gallery) and those which lack photos ( links to Photo Upload page).

You can set the value on how many entries you want to display at a time. Also, you have a Search field with a predictive search function (starts after you have typed two letters) which is handy when browsing through big species groups like e.g. hummingbirds.

Finally, you will be redirected to the info page of the species which is highlighted in yellow by clicking on it.
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1 Guanay Cormorant
Leucocarbo bougainvillii
SA w coast
2 Imperial Shag
Leucocarbo atriceps
SA coasts of s South America, Falkland Is
    Leucocarbo atriceps atriceps
s South America
    Leucocarbo atriceps albiventer
Falkland Is.
5 South Georgia Shag
Leucocarbo georgianus
SO South Georgia,South Sandwich and South Orkney Is
6 Antarctic Shag
Leucocarbo bransfieldensis
SO South Shetland Is, Antarctica Peninsula
7 Heard Island Shag
Leucocarbo nivalis
SO Heard Is (s Indian Ocean)
8 Crozet Shag
Leucocarbo melanogenis
SO Prince Edward, Marion and Crozet Is
9 Macquarie Shag
Leucocarbo purpurascens
SO Macquarie Is and nearby rocks
10 Kerguelen Shag
Leucocarbo verrucosus
IO Kerguelen Islands
11 New Zealand King Shag
Leucocarbo carunculatus
AU New Zealand, South Island
12 Otago Shag
Leucocarbo chalconotus
AU e South Island, New Zealand
13 Foveaux Shag
Leucocarbo stewarti
AU Stewart Island, s South Island, New Zealand
14 Chatham Shag
Leucocarbo onslowi
AU Chatham Islands
15 Campbell Shag
Leucocarbo campbelli
AU Campbell Island
16 Auckland Shag
Leucocarbo colensoi
AU Auckland Islands
17 Bounty Shag
Leucocarbo ranfurlyi
AU Bounty Island

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