are a bit smaller than Cormorants.
live from Marokko up to the North Cape.
prefer rocky coast lines with rich structure.
period is March till May. Both parents change while brooding.
The egg is placed on the swimming foots.
food are fishes which they catch when diving. They may dive
up to 20 m deep. When in the water shags really get totally
diving, they need to dry their feathers. When doing that they
open their wings for better effect.
they get totally wet, they don't have much buoyancy when diving.
pictures are from Scotland