In the breeding season the Auckland Island shag has a long crest curling up from the forehead. In this photograph, one is gathering nesting material – they use tussock, twigs, seaweed, peat and mud. These birds have a pink eye ring and red throat pouch, and lack caruncles.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
Department of Conservation
Photograph by C. A. Fleming
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