Pelicans, cormorants and gannets are an order of birds known as the pelecaniformes. It also encompases, amongst others, the tropicbirds, frigatebirds and anhingas. They are all waterbirds with webbed feet, and catch fish, squid and other aquatic creatures.
Scientific name: Pelecaniformes
Shags in the Farne Islands steal Sticks from each other to make nests.
Shags in the Farne Islands steal Sticks from each other to make nests, but also steal from visitors to the islands- including camera equipment!
The shading illustrates the diversity of this group - the darker the colour the greater the number of species. Data provided by WWF's Wildfinder.