- Sturnus vulgaris
- Starlings & Waxwings
The European Shag or Common Shag is a type of cormorant that breeds on rocky coats in western and southern Europe, southwest Asia and northern Africa. In Britain it is known as just the Shag.
It is one of the deepest divers in the cormorant family, able to dive to depths of up to 150 feet (45 meters). They eat a wide range of fish, with their favorite meal being the sand eel.
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 09 December 2008|
|Scientific Name||Phalacrocorax aristotelis|
(as of 27 November 2016)
27 to 30 inches
37 to 43 inches
|Range||West Europe East Europe North Europe South Europe West Asia North Africa|