King Shag

Phalacrocorax carunculatus

Description 3

Adults: Black head, back and wings, with a white inner edge to the wings, white throat, chest and belly and sometimes a white patch on its back.

When in breeding condition they exhibit fleshy yellow growths on the face above the beak and a blue eye ring.
Juveniles: Pale brown with dull coloured facial skin.

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  1. Tony Wills, no known copyright restrictions (public domain), uploaded by Tony Wills
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