|Rock Shag Phalacrocorax magellanicus
(aka Magellanic Cormorant)
Chilean name: Cormorán de las rocas
|Tierra del Fuego, Chile
The Rock Shag is distributed around the Pacific and Atlantic coasts of the south of South America as well as in the Falklands.
|It is a marine cormorant that is usually seen singly or in small flocks.
The face is red and, in breeding plumage, there is a white patch on the ear-coverts which is just visible on photo 1. Photo 2 shows an immature with a dirty white breast and belly.