European Shag

Phalacrocorax aristotelis - Cormoran huppé

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Suliformes

  • Family
    :

    Phalacrocoracidés

  • Genus
    :

    Phalacrocorax

  • Species
    :

    aristotelis

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1761

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 80 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 90 à 105 cm.
  • Weight
    : 1750 à 2250 g
Longevity

16 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

European Shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis) is a species of bird in the Phalacrocoracidae family.

Subspecific information 3 Subspecies

  • Phalacrocorax aristotelis aristotelis (Iceland, w Europe)
  • Phalacrocorax aristotelis riggenbachi (w coast of Morocco)
  • Phalacrocorax aristotelis desmarestii (Mediterranean coasts and islands)

Foreign names

  • Cormoran huppé,
  • Cormorán Moñudo,
  • Galheta,
  • Krähenscharbe,
  • üstökös kárókatona,
  • Kuifaalscholver,
  • Marangone dal ciuffo,
  • Toppskarv,
  • Toppskarv,
  • kormorán chochlatý,
  • kormorán chocholatý,
  • Topskarv,
  • karimetso,
  • corb marí emplomallat,
  • Toppskarfur,
  • kormoran czubaty,
  • cekulainais ūdenis,
  • vranjek,
  • Хохлатый баклан,
  • ヨーロッパヒメウ,
  • 欧鸬鹚,
  • 長冠鸕鷀,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Marine Neritic : Pelagic, Subtidal Rock and Rocky Reefs, Subtidal Loose Rock/pebble/gravel, Subtidal Sandy, Subtidal Sandy-Mud, Macroalgal/Kelp, Seagrass (Submerged) ; Marine Intertidal : Rocky Shoreline, Tidepools ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Sea Cliffs and Rocky Offshore Islands

Geographic range

Illustration

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