Imperial Shags fighting over a piece kelp for their nest

Imperial Shags fighting over a piece kelp for their nest
Species: Imperial Shag   Leucocarbo atriceps
Subspecies: albiventer
Author: Bob Humphries and Sally Robinson
Date: 
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Added to IBC: 5 Feb 2019 - 06:09
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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.

Citation

Bob Humphries and Sally Robinson, IBC1560365. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1560365.

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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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