Shag (Phalacrocorax aristotilis)

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What does the Shag Look Like ?

Smaller than the Comorant with neck thinner, bill black with yellow gape, the plumage is black with a greenish tinge in breeding season and has crest forward facing. When it dives foir fish leaps clear of water

How Big Is It ?

Aprox 76 cm, weighing 1850 g


Where does it live?

Coastal waters an cliffs when breeding



When does it Breed ?

March to July , 3 - 6 eggs, Incubation 30 days , young fledging at 55 days, One to Two Broods per Year . Nests in Holes



Where to see it

What does it eat?

Mainly Herring and Sand Eels

What does it sound like?

When to see it


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