Story: Shags

Bounty Island shags

Bounty Island shags

Somewhat larger than the pink-footed shags of the other subantarctic islands, the Bounty Island shags are few in number due to the limited extent of their breeding habitat. The Bounty Islands are a tiny group of rocky islets 630 kilometres from the nearest point on the mainland. Most of the nests are on narrow cliff ledges, and consist of a flattened bowl of seaweed, feathers, stones and mud.

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Gerard Hutching, 'Shags - Pink-footed shags', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/6320/bounty-island-shags (accessed 19 January 2020)

Story by Gerard Hutching, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 11 Jul 2016