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Monday 20 May 2013

Tweet of the Day is a series of fascinating stories about our British birds inspired by their calls and songs. David Attenborough presents the Shag. Perhaps the least vocal of all British birds they hiss and belch to warn off interlopers getting too close to their nest. They are seabirds and their name comes from the shaggy crest on the top of their head.

  • Shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis)

    Image courtesy of RSPB



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    Tweet of the Day

    Discover birds through their songs and calls. Each Tweet of the Day begins with a different call or…

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