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43.4 x 29.0 cm ⏐ 17.1 x 11.4 in (300dpi)
CHARLOTTE MAIN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY CHARLOTTE MAIN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Imperial shag (Phalacrocorax atriceps) arriving at a breeding colony with plant material in its beak for building a nest. Such breeding colonies may contain hundreds or even thousands of other birds. This shag pairs with a single partner, and builds a nest made of seaweed and grass. This seabird is a type of cormorant, and is found in the regions around Antarctica, feeding on fish and invertebrates. Photographed on the Falkland Islands.
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