Posted by Duncan on December 05, 2002 at 11:35:53 from 220.127.116.11 user Duncan.
In Reply to: Re: cormorants or shags? posted by Dave Thewlis on December 05, 2002 at 03:11:38:
In the UK, cormorants are great big things with a white face patch and, for some of the year, a white thigh patch (otherwise black-brown, etc.) They are seen on all coasts and also on inland waters (such as Windermere). Shags are much smaller, with no white face patch, a prominent crest (not always obvious) and a greenish sheen. They are far more restricted to rocky coasts and cliffs.
Hope that's of use.
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