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Cormorants Phalacrocoracidae (2)

(Banner Photos: Cormorant (above) Shag (below) by Jim Wilson)

Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo carbo
Common resident breeding species. Found at both coastal and inland sites. Summer Distribution Winter Distribution

Continental Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis
Very rare. Two identified in 2012.

Lough Aderra, one from the 1st tot he 10th February 2012.
Baltimore, one on the 6th January 2012.

Awaiting more information.

European Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis
Common resident breeding species on the coast. Summer Distribution Winter Distribution