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Spotted shag. (Stictocarbo punctatus)

Spotted shag. (Stictocarbo punctatus)

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The spotted shag/parekareka is a medium-sized, grey-blue marine shag with a long, slender bill and yellow-orange feet. Adult breeding birds have small black spots on their back and wings...Spotted shags/parekareka (Stictocarbo punctatus) are mainly found around the South Island in coastal waters out to 16 km, entering inlets and estuaries to feed and roost. The Marlborough Sounds is a stronghold for the species...Their status is 'Endemic, Not Threatened'.

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28/07/2015
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Bernard Spragg
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