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Phalacrocorax aristotelis   (Linnaeus, 1761)

European shag

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Aves | Ciconiiformes | Phalacrocoracidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Amundsen, T. and J.N. Stokland. 1990. (Ref. 91589)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 72.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 84934); max. published weight: 1.6 kg (Ref. 356)

Environment

Others

Climate / Range

Subtropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean. Subtropical to temperate.

Short description

Culmen: 5.67 cm; tarsus: 6.34 cm; wing: 26.45 cm.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

In the North Sea off the east coast of Scotland and northern England, this species primarily forage inshore and breeding birds only spend approx. 30% of daylight period at sea, feeding primarily on the sandeel, Ammodytes marinus. They surface-feed by scooping prey from the water and also able to exploit the water column by diving. They form nesting colonies with breeding pairs sharing incubation and chick-rearing duties. Adults feed their chicks with regurgitated food (Ref. 95711).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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