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TITLE
Stuffed Cormorant
EXTERNAL ID
HC_ARCH2_1981-82_81061034
PLACENAME
Wick Museum, Wick
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Wick
DATE OF IMAGE
1982
PERIOD
1980s
SOURCE
The Highland Council Archaeology Unit
ASSET ID
13226
KEYWORDS
cormorant
seabird
shag
Common Shag
European Shag
bird
Wick
Museum
Stuffed Cormorant

A stuffed cormorant, a part of the Caithness Museum Collection, Wick Heritage Centre. Located in Wick, it is the largest museum north of Inverness.

This cormorant is a European or Common shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis), of black plumage and medium size. The breeding grounds of this type of bird include western and southern Europe, northern Africa and south-western Asia. Shags, as they are commonly known, are impressive divers and generally feed on the sea floor. It is not to be confused with its larger cousin, the Great Cormorant.

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Stuffed Cormorant

CAITHNESS: Wick

1980s

cormorant; seabird; shag; Common Shag; European Shag; bird; Wick; Museum

The Highland Council Archaeology Unit

A stuffed cormorant, a part of the Caithness Museum Collection, Wick Heritage Centre. Located in Wick, it is the largest museum north of Inverness. <br /> <br /> This cormorant is a European or Common shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis), of black plumage and medium size. The breeding grounds of this type of bird include western and southern Europe, northern Africa and south-western Asia. Shags, as they are commonly known, are impressive divers and generally feed on the sea floor. It is not to be confused with its larger cousin, the Great Cormorant.