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sgarbh /sgarav/
fir. gin. sgairbh, iol. -an
great (black) cormorant (phalacrocorax carbo)

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The confusion in dictionaries between names for the cormorant, shag and loon/diver is due to an old superstition that they are one species at different stages in their lives, cf the saying seachd bliadhna 'na sgarbh, seachd bliadhna 'na learg 's seachd bliadhna 'na bhallaire-bòthain.



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