Who is tweeting? – The bird of the month February

The Shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis) is a sedentary species common on well preserved stretches of coast. Whilst it is not a bird that habitates the golf course, it can nevertheless be seen nearby.

It is a seabird of dark green with metallic reflections (looks black from a distance). It has a long neck and prominent crest on the front. Juveniles are brown with whitish underparts.

It nests on cliffs and coastal rocks, and small islands. Lays 3 bluish eggs which incubate for 1 month.

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