The Common Shag or European Shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis) search for food in the sea, and unlike the Cormorant, it is very rare further inland.The Shag make very deep dives and dives down to 45 meters deep have been observed. Favorite food is the sand eel. The birds move long distances between the plaes for food search and the place where they spend the night. They nest along the coast on cliffs, in rock-pools or small caves. The nest consists of a single sloppy pile of seaweed or twigs that are cemented together with the bird's own guano.
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