Auckland Shags (Phalacrocorax colensoi)

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Auckland ShagsThe Auckland Shag (Phalacrocorax colensoi) is found solely in the Auckland Islands archipelago. In recent years, roughly 1,000 pairs have been recorded.


Diet / Feeding:

It is a sedentary bird that primarily eats various crustaceans and fish.


Breeding / Nesting:

The Auckland Shag is a colonial nester, building sizeable nests of, among other items, grass, twigs and seaweed. The Auckland Shag lays three pale blue-green eggs in November-February. The incubation period for the Auckland Shag is 26-32 days.


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