Scientific name: Phalacrocorax aristotelis
Shag' is a very old name that means 'tufted' and refers to the small crest that this bird sports. Look out for it in spring and summer either diving for fish from the surface of the sea or nesting on coastal cliffs.
Wingspan: up to 1m
Average lifespan: 12 years
Classified in the UK as Red under the Birds of Conservation Concern 4: the Red List for Birds (2015).