Shags - Western Isles Bird Sightings
Shags look very similar to cormorants, however, shags have a washed out dull yellowish bill. Cormorants have heavier bills. Cormorants have a yellowish patch at the base of the bill which is greyish.
Click the pictures below for larger images
Shags - Isle of Lewis and Harris Bird Sightings
Shags produce distinctive shaggy crests on their heads during breeding season, while cormorants do not. Shags generally are smaller than cormorants, with narrower beaks and leaner bodies. Shags have a peaked crown compared to flat one of Cormorant
©2014 Virtual Hebrides
Website Design and Hosting by Western Isles Web Services Ltd, Isle of Lewis Western Isles - Outer Hebrides
This image can be purchased for £5.
If 3 or more images are purchased the price will be reduced to £4 per image. Eg. 3 images would cost only £12, a saving of £3. We place no restriction on the use of images purchased, they can be used on websites or printed media without further cost.

Once you have purchased your image(s) you will be sent an email with a link to where you can download the image(s). Your image(s) will be available for download for up 3 month after the date of purchase


   Image Size:

  Pixels Inches Centimetres
  Inches and cm sizes are approximate