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European Shag

(Phalacrocorax aristotelis)
Alternate name(s): "Common Shag", "Shag"
German name(s): "Krähenscharbe"

Size: 68-78 cm; wing span 90-110 cm
Weight: 1.6-1.75 kg

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Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See European Shag at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "desmarestii"

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Near-frontal view of an immature European Shag; the yellowish base of the bill, without a pale-orange mark under the bill, is characteristic of this species; note also the light-grey front and the prominent light tips of the wing coverts characteristic of immature birds of the Mediterranean race "desmarestii" (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Near Cala Gonone, eastern Sardinia, Italy, June 2016]

Near-lateral view of an immature European Shag (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Near Cala Gonone, eastern Sardinia, Italy, June 2016]

Near-lateral view of an immature European Shag drying its plumage (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Near Cala Gonone, eastern Sardinia, Italy, June 2016]

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