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A small group of Cormorants on the Cliffside
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Image details:  
Image Description: A small group of Cormorants on the Cliffside
Image notes: Taken high up on one of the Ramna Stacks.
Species in Image: Cormorant
Area: Ramna Stacks
Old Haa Image Reference Number: btc00395

General details:  
Common Name Cormorant
Latin Name Phalacrocorax carbo
Shetland Name Muckle Scarf (Adult), Brongi (Immature)
Latin Group Name Pelecaniformes
Latin Family Name Phalacrocoracidae
Common Family Name Cormorants
Description Cormorants favour exposed, difficult to access places to breed. Ramna Stacks at the mouth of Yell Sound is one of the most difficult, in spite of this, all colonies have been counted and breeding numbers seem to be holding up quite well.
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