cormorants or shags?

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Posted by Jonathan Labaree on December 04, 2002 at 21:35:59 from user JLabaree.

During my lunchtime virtual wanderings of various webcams, I noticed that in the Cornwall cam, there is a picture of birds on a ledge and the caption reads something like: “Cormorants or shags? They are too far away to tell.” Here in the US, I believe, "cormorant" and "shag" are two names for the same bird (though there are more than one species of cormorants). Do the two terms refer to two different species in the UK?

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