European Shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis)

Slightly smaller and slighter than the very similar Great Cormorant, the lack of a vertical yellow wedge at the base of the bill is the best diagnostic feature separating the European Shag from the latter. During breeding  there appears an impressive crest at the front of the head and the gape at the base of the bill becomes fully flushed with yellow, but note that this appears as a horizontal line as opposed to a vertical wedge.

Birding in Portugal

Quinta do Barranco da Estrada
7665-880 Santa Clara a Velha
Portugal

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Santa Clara-a-Velha Portugal

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