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Pair of Shags at the nest
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Image details:  
Image Description: Pair of Shags at the nest
Image notes: These handsome crests are lost by May.
Species in Image: Shag
Date: 1984
Area: Yell
Old Haa Image Reference Number: btc00362

General details:  
Common Name Shag
Latin Name Phalacrocorax aristotelis
Shetland Name Scarf
Latin Group Name Pelecaniformes
Latin Family Name Phalacrocoracidae
Common Family Name Cormorants
Description Very common breeding resident. Shags are present in inshore waters the whole year, and winter movements are largely in response to the availability of fish. They are easy to distinguish from cormorants between Jan and May when they sport a handsome crest.
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