The Rock Shag is a monotypic South American species. It is also known as Magellanic Cormorant, related to its range in the austral New World. This is an elegant bird with black-and-white plumage, often seen perched on rocks, giving it one of the four English names, Rock Shag.Rock Cormorants (Phalacrocorax magellanicus) breed all around the Falklands, forming small colonies on the ledges of cliffs, jetties and even ship-wrecks. Nests are built from vegetation and seaweed during October, with 2 to 5 eggs being laid in November.Chicks remain in the nest until they fledge during January and February.
October 21st, 2017
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