European Shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis) - HBW 1, p. 346
French: Cormoran huppé
Spanish: Cormorán Moñudo
Other common names: Common/Green Shag, Green Cormorant
Taxonomy: Pelecanus aristotelis Linnaeus, 1761, Sweden.
Sometimes placed in genus Stictocarbo. Race riggenbachi may be inseparable from desmarestii. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- aristotelis (Linnaeus, 1761) - Iceland and N Scandinavia S to Iberian Peninsula.
- desmarestii (Payraudeau, 1826) - C Mediterranean E to Black Sea.
- riggenbachi Hartert, 1923 - coast of Morocco.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 29 videos
Different ringed birds on the rocks, including close-ups, and two juveniles Locality Saltee Islands, County Wexford, Ireland (ssp aristotelis)
Peter van Dam 4 July 2002 5 years ago 56 sec 4.8
A chick at the nest Locality Varanger Peninsula, Finnmark County, Norway (ssp aristotelis)
Javier Ortas 20 June 2010 3 years ago 29 sec 4.8
The adult birds at the nest with the chicks Locality Varanger Peninsula, Finnmark County, Norway (ssp aristotelis)
Javier Ortas 21 June 2010 3 years ago 37 sec 4.8
Several views of adults in the nest with chikcs Locality Farne Islands, Northumberland, England, Great Britain
Ferran Vaquero 25 June 2013 22 weeks ago 1 min 7 sec 4.6
Standing on rocks Locality Mousa, Shetland Islands, Scotland, Great Britain
Pascal Vagner 18 July 2013 12 weeks ago 30 sec 4.5
Adults at their nests Locality Farne Islands, Northumberland, England, Great Britain (ssp aristotelis)
Greg Baker 28 May 2006 2 years ago 36 sec 4.5
PhotosSee all 40 photos
Locality Corsica, France (ssp desmarestii)
Alain Fossé 19 July 2003 4 years ago 4.4
A couple courting; Pareja en cortejo; acantilados de Asturias (NW Spain)
Locality Asturias, Spain (ssp aristotelis)
José M. Formentí 2 January 2001 4 years ago 4.3
Two adults and two juveniles on the cliffs by the sea
Locality Lleyn Peninsula, Gwynedd County, Wales, Great Britain (ssp aristotelis)
Andy Emmerson 25 August 2013 9 weeks ago 4.3
Locality Sept Îles, Côtes d’Armor, Bretagne, France
Didier Collin 27 July 2013 3 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 4.2
Locality Farne Islands, Northumberland, England, Great Britain
Paul Cools 3 June 2006 1 year ago 4.2
It was sunny and the Shag was in bath with sea water.
Locality Sile Port, Sile, Istanbul Province, Turkey (ssp desmarestii)
ahmet karataş 20 February 2012 1 year ago 4.2