Gallery - Cormorants and Shags
The Cormorant has been classified as a Amber list species-medium conservation concern.
Cormorants frequently stand with their wings partly spread.This is mainly a coastal bird, but also found along river valleys and on lakes far from the sea. It dives to feed on fish. Cormarants nest in colonies on cliff ledges or sometimes on trees.
The Shag has been classified as a Amber list species-medium conservation concern.
This is a marine species preferring rocky coasts and rarely coming inland. It dives to catch fish.Shags often stand with wings outstreached. They nest in well-spaced colonies on ledges or in caves just above the water-line.
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