King Shag – Phalacrocorax atriceps albiventer

King Shag (Cormorant) closeup portrait image

King Shag

Resident, widely distributed around the coasts. In the early breeding season this handsome shag has a wispy white plume behind the eye and a large, untidy black crest. The bright blue eye ring and large orange knobs above the base of the bill make easy identification.