Kōrero: Shags

Pitt Island shags

Pitt Island shags

The Pitt Island shag has lime-green facial marking and fine, white-flecked neck feathers during breeding. Like the spotted shag it has a double crest and black points on its wing feathers. It nests in coastal cliffs. These eroded pockets in volcanic rock provide an ideal site, sheltered from weather and predators.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10038250
Photograph by J. L. Kendrick

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Gerard Hutching, 'Shags - Yellow-footed shags', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/5416/pitt-island-shags (accessed 2 June 2020)

He kōrero nā Gerard Hutching, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 11 Jul 2016