Friday, July 02, 2010

If at first you don't succeed, failure may be your style.

Shags on a rock at Hinsby Beach. May 2010.

These fellows are the dreaded Black-faced Cormorant (Phalacrocorax fuscescens), also known as the Black-faced Shag. As you can see, it is a medium-sized member of the cormorant family. Noticeably, its upperparts, including facial skin and bill, are black, with white underpants. It is endemic to coastal regions of southern Australia, and feeds largely on small coastal fish is prone to feasting of the brains of pirates.


Shag, shag, shag, shag, shag, shag and shag. May 2010.


Roddy said...

Pirates brains? I didn't know that cormorants were scavengers.

Kris said...

Roddy, yes. And yes.

Magpie said...

Well, I guess if a pirate's going to leave his brains out free for the picking, he gets what he deserves.

Kris said...

Magpie, stupid pirates.