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Phalacrocorax aristotelis (Shag)

Wikipedia Abstract

The European shag or common shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis) is a species of cormorant. It breeds around the rocky coasts of western and southern Europe, southwest Asia and north Africa, mainly wintering in its breeding range except for the northernmost birds. In Britain this seabird is usually referred to as simply the shag. The scientific genus name is Latinised Ancient Greek, from φαλακρός (phalakros, "bald") and κόραξ (korax, "raven"). The species name aristotelis commemorates the Greek philosopher Aristotle.
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Infraspecies

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
11
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
29
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 8.7988
EDGE Score: 2.28226

Attributes

Adult Weight [2]  3.91 lbs (1.77 kg)
Birth Weight [3]  51 grams
Female Weight [5]  3.52 lbs (1.60 kg)
Female Maturity [2]  3 years
Male Maturity [2]  3 years
Diet [4]  Piscivore
Diet - Fish [4]  100 %
Forages - Underwater [4]  100 %
Clutch Size [3]  3
Clutches / Year [6]  1
Incubation [6]  30 days
Maximum Longevity [2]  31 years
Water Biome [1]  Coastal
Wing Span [6]  39 inches (.98 m)

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Aegean and Western Turkey sclerophyllous and mixed forests Greece, Turkey, Macedonia Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub  
Atlantic mixed forests France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Balkan mixed forests Turkey, Greece, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Cantabrian mixed forests Spain, Portugal Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Celtic broadleaf forests Ireland, United Kingdom Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests  
Corsican montane broadleaf and mixed forests France Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Crimean Submediterranean forest complex Russia, Ukraine Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Cyprus Mediterranean forests Cyprus Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
English Lowlands beech forests United Kingdom Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests    
Euxine-Colchic broadleaf forests Turkey Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Faroe Islands boreal grasslands Denmark Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands  
Iceland boreal birch forests and alpine tundra Iceland Palearctic Boreal Forests/Taiga
Illyrian deciduous forests Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Greece Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Kola Peninsula tundra Russia Palearctic Tundra
North Atlantic moist mixed forests Ireland, United Kingdom Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Pontic steppe Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Sarmatic mixed forests Belarus, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Russia, Sweden Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Scandinavian coastal conifer forests Norway Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Scandinavian Montane Birch forest and grasslands Norway, Sweden, Finland Palearctic Tundra
Southeastern Iberian shrubs and woodlands Spain Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Southwest Iberian Mediterranean sclerophyllous and mixed forests Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Morocco Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Tyrrhenian-Adriatic sclerophyllous and mixed forests France, Italy Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub    

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Archipel de Glénan 145273 France  
Ascrib, Isay and Dunvegan 6388 Scotland, United Kingdom
BAHIA DE CADIZ 26000 Spain  
Baie de Morlaix 67680 France    
Baie de Quiberon 2236 France  
Baie de Saint-Brieuc - Est 33327 France  
Baie du Mont Saint Michel 117800 France  
Barthes de l'Adour 38674 France  
Beara Peninsula SPA 6493 Ireland  
Berwickshire and North Northumberland Coast 160731 England/Scotland, United Kingdom  
CAP BEAR- CAP CERBERE 95012 France  
Cabo Busto-Luanco 28662 Spain    
Camaret 3148 France  
Cap Gris-Nez 138933 France    
Cap Sizun 1399 France  
Cardigan Bay/ Bae Ceredigion 236876 Wales, United Kingdom
Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries/ Bae Caerfyrddin ac Aberoedd 163340 Wales, United Kingdom
Chausey 203679 France  
Clare Island SPA 2486 Ireland  
Cliffs of Moher SPA 2160 Ireland  
Clogwyni Pen Llyn/ Seacliffs of Lleyn 2591 Wales, United Kingdom
Coll Machair 2104 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Corru S'Ittiri, stagno di S. Giovanni e Marceddì 6551 Italy  
Costa d'Orpesa i Benicàssim 3256 Spain  
Costa da Mariña occidental 5359 Spain    
Dee Estuary/ Aber Dyfrdwy 39057 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Dornoch Firth and Morrich More 21499 Scotland, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths (Purbeck and Wareham) and Studland Dunes 5491 England, United Kingdom
Estuaire de la Bidassoa et baie de Fontarabie 23423 France  
Estuaire de la Loire - Baie de Bourgneuf 198183 France  
Falaise du Bessin Occidental 2965 France    
Faray and Holm of Faray 1941 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Fenland 1529 England, United Kingdom
Firth of Lorn 51830 Scotland, United Kingdom
Flamborough Head 15597 England, United Kingdom  
Foret Domaniale du Circeo State Nature Reserve IV 4785 Italy  
Helvick Head to Ballyquin SPA 1939 Ireland  
Horn Head to Fanad Head SPA 6006 Ireland    
Hoy 23474 Scotland, United Kingdom
Iles de la Colombière, de la Nellière et des Haches 4191 France  
Ilhas Berlengas 23624 Portugal      
Illas Cíes 2447 Spain  
Isle of Portland to Studland Cliffs 3577 England, United Kingdom
Isles of Scilly Complex 66350 England, United Kingdom    
Iveragh Peninsula SPA 8620 Ireland  
Kandalaksha State Nature Reserve 174283 Murmansk, Karelia, Russia
Karadagskiy Zapovednik Nature Zapovednik 13876 Ukraine  
Kosterfjorden-Väderöfjorden 132206 Sweden  
LITTORAL SEINO-MARIN 367957 France    
Laguna di Orbetello 9128 Italy  
Lambay Island SPA 1482 Ireland  
Lands End and Cape Bank 74557 England, United Kingdom  
Lizard Point 34565 England, United Kingdom    
Loch Laxford 3018 Scotland, United Kingdom
Luce Bay and Sands 120487 Scotland, United Kingdom
Lundy 7573 England, United Kingdom  
Lyme Bay and Torbay 77215 England, United Kingdom
MAR MENOR 35617 Spain  
Marais du Mès, baie et dunes de Pont-Mahé, étang du Pont de Fer, île Dumet 5693 France  
Marais salants de Guérande, traicts du Croisic, dunes de Pen Bron 8950 France  
Marismas de Santoña y Noja 16319 Spain    
Mid-Clare Coast SPA 11467 Ireland  
Monach Islands 9011 Scotland, United Kingdom    
Montgó-Cap de Sant Antoni 7437 Spain    
Mor Braz 99524 France    
Moray Firth 373987 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Mòine Mhór 2843 Scotland, United Kingdom
North Bull Island Nature Reserve IV 3544 Ireland  
North Northumberland Dunes 2836 England, United Kingdom  
North Rona 1553 Scotland, United Kingdom    
North Uist Machair 7533 Scotland, United Kingdom
Ouessant-Molène 190983 France  
Papa Stour 5132 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Pasvik National Nature Reserve 36391 Murmansk, Russia
Pembrokeshire Marine/ Sir Benfro Forol 341177 Wales, United Kingdom  
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
Penarronda-Barayo 10544 Spain    
Rade de Brest : Baie de Daoulas, Anse de Poulmic 20025 France  
Reserva de la Biosfera de Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve V 1777 Spain  
Reserve Nationale de Camargue Biosphere Reserve 32232 France  
Rum 26775 Scotland, United Kingdom
Ría de Ribadesella-Ría de Tinamayor 14302 Spain    
Saltfleetby–Theddlethorpe Dunes and Gibraltar Point 2373 England, United Kingdom  
Secteur marin de l'île d'Yeu jusqu'au continent 606421 France  
Sefton Coast 11278 England, United Kingdom
Serra d'Irta 24210 Spain  
Sheep's Head to Toe Head SPA 6181 Ireland    
Sound of Arisaig (Loch Ailort to Loch Ceann Traigh) 11260 Scotland, United Kingdom
St David`s / Ty Ddewi 2312 Wales, United Kingdom  
St Kilda 62932 Scotland, United Kingdom    
Start Point to Plymouth Sound & Eddystone 84204 England, United Kingdom  
The Lizard 8048 England, United Kingdom    
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom
Tintagel–Marsland–Clovelly Coast 6004 England, United Kingdom  
Tory Island SPA 1501 Ireland    
Treshnish Isles 4850 Scotland, United Kingdom
Urdaibaiko Itsasadarra / Ría de Urdaibai 8011 Spain  
West Donegal Coast SPA 8347 Ireland    
Y Fenai a Bae Conwy/ Menai Strait and Conwy Bay 65440 Wales, United Kingdom  
YGROTOPOS SCHINIA 5138 Greece  

Important Bird Areas

BirdLife Species Factsheet: View Factsheet
Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Akkus island Turkey B1i  
Alacati Turkey A1, B1i, B2
Archipel des Sept-Iles France A4ii, A4iii, B1ii, B2, B3, C3, C4, C6  
Archipelago of Cabrera Spain A1, A3, A4i, A4ii, B1i, B1ii, B2, B3, C1, C2, C3, C6
Asinara island, Piana island and Stintino peninsula Italy A1, A4i, B1i, B2, B3, C1, C2, C6  
Ayvalik Turkey A4i, B1i
Baie du Mont Saint Michel et Ile des Landes France A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4
Blasket Islands Ireland A4ii, A4iii, B1ii, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6    
Breidafjördur Iceland A4i, A4ii, A4iii, B1i, B1ii, B2, B3
Caithness Cliffs United Kingdom A4i, A4ii, A4iii, B1i, B1ii, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4
Canna and Sanday United Kingdom A4i, B1i, B3, C2, C3
Cap Frehel France B3, C7
Cap Sizun France B3, C7
Cape Aspro Cyprus A4ii, B1i, B1iii, B2
Cape Barbaria Spain A1, A4ii, B1i, B1ii, B2, B3, C1, C2, C6
Cape Caccia and Conte port Italy A1, B1i, B1ii, B2, B3, C1, C2, C6  
Cape Freu-Cape Farrutx Spain B1i, C2, C6  
Cape Nonó-Isle of Murada Spain A4ii, B1ii, B1iii, B2, B3, C2, C6  
Cape Uret Ukraine B1i  
Cape Vermell Spain B1i, C2  
Cíes islands Spain A4i, A4iii, B1i, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6
Central Black Sea Coast Turkey A4iv, B1i, B2  
Coastal cliffs between Cape Enderrocat and Cala Pí Spain B1i, B2, B3, C2, C6
Coastal cliffs between isles of Malgrats and Cala Figuera Spain A1, A4ii, B1i, B1ii, B2, C1, C2, C6  
Columbretes islands Spain A1, A4i, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C6    
Cuglieri coast Italy B1i, B2, C2, C6
Détroit de Bonifaccio et Iles Lavezzi France B1i, B1ii, B2, B3, C2, C6
Dragonera Island-La Trapa Spain A1, A4i, A4ii, B1i, B1ii, B1iii, B2, B3, C1, C2, C6  
Fair Isle United Kingdom A4i, A4iii, B1i, B1ii, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6  
Farne Islands United Kingdom A4i, A4iii, B1i, B1ii, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6  
Features of the coast from Coghinas river-mouth to Cape Testa Italy A1, B1i, C1, C2
Firth of Forth Islands United Kingdom A4i, A4ii, A4iii, B1i, B1ii, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C
Foça peninsula Turkey B1i, B2
Foula United Kingdom A4i, A4ii, A4iii, B1i, B1ii, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C    
Froan Norway A1, A4i, B1i, B1ii, B2, B3  
Gavdos and Gavdopoula islands Greece B1i, B2, C2  
Golfe de Porto, presqu'île de Scandola et golfe de Galeria France A4i, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C6
Horn Head cliffs Ireland A4iii, B3, C3, C4  
Iles Cerbicale France B1i, B1ii, B2, B3, C2, C6
Iles Chausey France A4i, B1i, B3, C2, C6
Iles Sanguinaires France B1i, C2, C6
Inishduff Ireland B3  
Inishglora and Inishkeeragh Ireland A4ii, A4iii, B1ii, B2, B3, C2, C4, C6  
Inishmurray Ireland B1i, B2, B3, C2
Inishtrahull Ireland B2, B3, C7  
Isle of Man Sea Cliffs United Kingdom B1i, B2, B3
Isles of Scilly United Kingdom A4i, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C6    
Islets of North Dodekanisa Greece A1, A4ii, B1i, B1ii, B1iii, B2, B3, C1, C2, C6
Kaliakra Bulgaria A1, A4i, A4ii, A4iv, B1i, B1ii, B1iv, B2, C1, C2, C3, C5, C6
Karadaz'kyj Nature Reserve Ukraine B1i
Kjørholmane seabird reserve Norway A4i, B1i, B3  
Klidhes Islands Cyprus A1, B1i    
Kongsøy Norway A4iii, B1i, B3  
La Mola of Formentera Spain A1, A4i, A4ii, B1i, B1ii, B2, B3, C1, C2, C3, C6
Lambay Island Ireland A4i, A4iii, B1i, B1ii, B3, C2, C3, C4
Maddalena archipelago and Cape Ferro Italy A1, B1i, B2, B3, C1, C2, C6
Magharee Islands, Mucklaghmore and Illaunbarnagh Ireland B2, B3, C6  
Marmara Islands Turkey A3, A4i, A4ii, B1i, B1ii, B2
Medas islands Spain A4i, A4iii, B1i, C3, C4, C6
Mingulay and Berneray United Kingdom A4ii, A4iii, B1ii, B3, C3, C4  
Mykines and Mykineshólmur Faroe Islands (to Denmark) A4ii, A4iii, B1ii, B2, B3    
Nestou delta and coastal lagoons Greece A1, A4i, B1i, B1ii, B2, B3, C1, C2, C3, C6
North and east coasts of Minorca and island of Aire Spain A1, A4ii, B1i, B1ii, B2, B3, C1, C2, C6  
North, east and south Kithira island Greece A1, A4ii, B1i, B1ii, B1iv, B2, B3, C1, C2, C5, C6
Ons islands Spain A4i, B1i, B3, C3
Orosei Gulf, Supramonte and Gennargentu Italy A1, A3, A4ii, B1i, B1iii, B2, B3, C1, C2, C6
Pantelleria and Isole Pelagie Italy A4ii, A4iii, B1ii, B1iii, B2, B3, C2, C6  
Ponziane islands Italy B2, C6
Presqu'île de Crozon, Tas de Pois et Rochers du Toulinguet France B3, C6
Psara and Antipsara islands Greece A4ii, B1i, B1ii, B1iii, B2, B3, C2, C6
Ravines and pinewoods in central Minorca Spain B1i, B2, C2, C6
Røst Norway A4i, A4ii, A4iii, B1i, B1ii, B2, B3    
Runde Norway A4i, A4ii, A4iii, B1i, B1ii, B2, B3  
Saltee Islands Ireland B2, B3, C7
Samothraki island Greece B1i, C2  
Sanda Island United Kingdom B3
Sandoy Faroe Islands (to Denmark) A4ii, A4iii, B1ii, B2, B3
Scapa Flow United Kingdom A4i, B1i, B1ii, B2, C2, C3, C6
Shiant Isles United Kingdom A4i, A4ii, A4iii, B1i, B1ii, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4
Sile coast Turkey B1i  
Sinis and Oristano wetlands Italy A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C1, C2, C3, C4, C6
Skerries Islands Ireland B1i, B3, C3
Sklinna Norway A4i, B1i, B1ii, B2, B3    
St Abbs Head to Fast Castle United Kingdom A4iii, B1ii, B3, C3, C4  
Streymoy Faroe Islands (to Denmark) A4ii, A4iii, B1ii, B2, B3  
Suduroy Faroe Islands (to Denmark) A4ii, A4iii, B1ii, B2, B3
Sule Skerry and Sule Stack United Kingdom A4ii, A4iii, B1ii, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6    
Tarkhankuts'kyj peninsula Ukraine B1i, B2
Tavolara archipelago, Cape Ceraso and Cape Figari Italy A1, A4ii, B1i, B1ii, B2, B3, C1, C2, C6  
Tramuntana mountains Spain A1, A4ii, B1i, B1iii, B2, B3, C1, C2, C6  
Tuscan Archipelago Italy A1, A3, A4i, A4ii, A4iii, B1i, B1ii, B2, B3, C1, C2, C3, C6
Vágar Faroe Islands (to Denmark) A4ii, A4iii, B1ii, B2, B3  
West and north Zakynthos Greece A3, B1i, C2

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Mediterranean Basin Algeria, Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Portugal, Spain, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey No

Prey / Diet

Ammodytes americanus (inshore sand lance)[7]
Ammodytes hexapterus (Stout sand lance)[7]
Ammodytes marinus (sand eel)[8]
Boreogadus saida (Polar cod)[7]
Clupea harengus (Yawling)[7]
Clupea pallasii (Pacific herring)[7]
Eleginus gracilis (Wachna cod)[7]
Gadus chalcogrammus (Whiting)[7]
Gadus macrocephalus (Pacific cod)[7]
Gadus morhua (rock cod)[8]
Kondakovia longimana (Giant Warty Squid)[7]
Macruronus magellanicus (Patagonian whiphake)[7]
Macruronus novaezelandiae (Whiptail hake)[7]
Micromesistius australis (Southern poutassou)[7]
Micromesistius poutassou (Poutassou)[7]
Myoxocephalus scorpius (Short-spined sea scorpion)[8]
Pholis gunnellus (Tissy)[8]
Pleurogrammus azonus (Okhotsk atka mackerel)[7]
Pleurogrammus monopterygius (Atka mackerel)[7]
Pollachius virens (Sillock)[8]
Pseudophycis bachus (Southern rockcod)[7]
Sardina pilchardus (European pilchard)[7]
Sardinops sagax (Australian pilchard)[7]
Sprattus sprattus (Whitebait)[7]
Trisopterus luscus (Whiting-pout)[7]
Zoarces viviparus (viviporous blenny)[7]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Alca torda (Razorbill)1
Amblyraja radiata (Starry ray)1
Balaenoptera acutorostrata (Minke Whale)2
Cepphus grylle (Black Guillemot)1
Dipturus batis (Blue skate)1
Fratercula arctica (Atlantic Puffin)1
Fulmarus glacialis (Northern Fulmar)1
Gadus morhua (rock cod)1
Gavia adamsii (Yellow-billed Loon)1
Gavia arctica (Black-throated Loon)1
Gavia immer (Great Northern Loon)1
Gavia stellata (Red-throated Loon)1
Halichoerus grypus (Gray Seal)1
Lagenorhynchus albirostris (White-beaked Dolphin)1
Lamna nasus (Porbeagle shark)1
Larus argentatus (Herring Gull)1
Lophius piscatorius (Monkfish)1
Morus bassanus (Northern Gannet)1
Phalacrocorax carbo (Great Cormorant)4
Phoca vitulina (Harbor Seal)1
Phocoena phocoena (Harbor Porpoise)1
Prionace glauca (Tribon blou)1
Puffinus puffinus (Manx Shearwater)1
Rissa tridactyla (Black-legged Kittiwake)1
Uria aalge (Common Murre)2
Uria lomvia (Thick-billed Murre)1

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Andracantha clavata[7]
Andracantha tunitae[9]
Ceratophyllus chasteli[10]
Ceratophyllus vagabundus insularis[10]
Ceratophyllus vagabundus vagabundus[10]
Cheilospirura phalacrocoracis <Unverified Name>[9]
Contracaecum rudolphii <Unverified Name>[9]
Contracaecum septentrionale <Unverified Name>[9]
Cryptocotyle lingua[9]
Galactosomum lacteum[9]
Galactosomum phalacrocoracis[9]
Parvatrema duboisi[9]
Stephanoprora pseudoechinata[9]
Strigea falconis[9]

Range Map

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
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3Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
4Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
5Johnsgard, PA 1993. Cormorants, Darters, and Pelicans of the World. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC
6British Trust for Ornithology
7Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
8Feeding ecology of sympatric European shags Phalacrocorax aristotelis and great cormorants P. carbo in Iceland, Kristjan Lilliendahl, Jon Solmundsson, Marine Biology (2006) 149: 979–990
9Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
10International Flea Database
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