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Little Black Shag and Pied Shag 

Little Black Shag and Pied Shag at the river.
Little Black Shag and Pied Shag at the river. Marion Cherry. Photo used with permission.

In August 2022 Marion Cherry posted a photo on Facebook that showed clearly the size difference between a Little black shag | Kawau tūī and a Pied shag | Kāruhiruhi.

The Little Black Shag’s size is: ‘Length: 61 cm; Weight: 800 grams’, while the Pied Shag comes in at: ‘Length: 65 - 85 cm; Weight: 1.3 - 2.1 kg’.

Little Black Shag and Pied Shag at the river.

Little Black Shag and Pied Shag at the river. Photo by Marion Cherry and used with permission.

Thanks Marion for permission to post your photo here.

This item was updated on Wednesday 24 August 2022

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