A relative of the king shag is the Stewart Island shag, found from North Otago to Stewart Island. Nests are in coastal cliffs and slopes, and as this photograph shows, are typically a chimney pot shape, cupped to hold the eggs. Built of guano, mud, twigs and seaweed, the nests are reused and added to year by year. Like the other pink-footed shags, the Stewart Island shag feeds exclusively on marine animals.
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Photograph by Rod Morris
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