The Pied Shag has a white throat, chest
and underside with black elsewhere.
It has a long hooked beak, blue eye and
yellow patch in front of its eyes.
Other names are White Throated Shag,
Little Pied Shag.
The Little Shag is identified by its short
stout yellow beak that is barely hooked.
These vary from having just a white throat
to a full white underside.
The Little Black Shag is black overall
with a fine hooked beak and green eyes.
The Black Shag is black overall
with a long hooked beak and yellow
It is noticably larger that the Little Black
but is not often seen at the pond.