Common shag colony

Common shag colony

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Caption: Common shag colony. The common shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis), or European shag, is a species of cormorant that breeds around rocky coasts in western and southern Europe, south-west Asia and northern Africa. They feed on prey from the sea bottom, diving to depths of up to 45 metres. Photographed in the Farne Islands, Northumberland, UK.

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