NT6599 : Shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis)

taken 8 years ago, near to Tarbet Hole [water Feature], Fife, Great Britain

Shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis)
Shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis)
I don't always find it straightforward to tell a Shag from a Cormorant at a distance, but when you can get as close as this it's easy. The Shag's plumage is an iridescent dark green, and it has a sort of crest on top of its head and a bright green eye. I wonder whether it was named after Aristotle, and if so, why?
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Date Taken
Monday, 14 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Saturday, 19 June, 2010
Birds > Birds   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 651 997 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:11.3563N 2:33.7476W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 651 997
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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