Imperial Shags (or Cormorants) (Leucocarbo atriceps albiventer) nest in large rookeries, often together with Southern Rockhopper Penguins in the Falkland Islands. The species is colonial and monogamous, and their tower-like nests of mud, guano and vegetation are spaced just out of pecking range from their neighbours! The nests are continually modified – one bird had arrived with a large piece of brown algae which was seized by its neighbour, and a tug-of-war for the prize ensued.
CitationBob Humphries and Sally Robinson, IBC1560365. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1560365.
Bob Humphries and Sally Robinson, IBC1560365. Video of Imperial Shag Leucocarbo atriceps at Cape Bougainville, Falkland (Malvinas) Islands. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1560365.
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