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Recent observations

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Chinstrap Penguin Pygoscelis antarcticus

Observer

greglasley

Date

February 7, 2005

Description

Chinstrap Penguin
Pygoscelis antarctica
Half Moon Island, South Shetland Islands,
Antarctica
7 February 2005

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Gentoo Penguin Pygoscelis papua

Observer

greglasley

Date

February 8, 2005

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Gentoo Penguin
Pygoscelis papua
swimming
Neko Harbor, Antarctic Peninsula
Antarctica
8 February 2005

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Gentoo Penguin Pygoscelis papua

Observer

greglasley

Date

December 25, 2003

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Gentoo Penguin
Pygoscelis papua
Port Lockroy, Antarctica
Antarctic Peninsula
25 December 2003

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Gentoo Penguin Pygoscelis papua

Observer

greglasley

Date

January 30, 2003

Place

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Description

Gentoo Penguin
Pygoscelis papua
Peterman Island, Antarctica
30 January 2003

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Gentoo Penguin Pygoscelis papua

Observer

greglasley

Date

December 25, 2003

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Peterman Island, Antarctica
Adelie & Gentoo Penguins and Antarctic Shags
25 December 2003

The lone bird in the lower center, the most obvious bird in the image, is a Gentoo

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What

King Penguin Aptenodytes patagonicus

Observer

greglasley

Date

February 3, 2005

Description

King Penguin
Aptenodytes patagonicus
Grytviken, South Georgia
3 February 2005

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What

Little Penguin Eudyptula minor

Observer

peterdearden

Date

December 14, 2014 03:04 PM NZDT

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Fairy penguin Eudyptula minor

Observer

ctnash

Date

November 19, 1990

Description

Hiding under a rock.

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Observer

nicolasolejnik

Date

July 5, 2014

Place

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Observer

nicolasolejnik

Date

July 5, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Found dead on the beach.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

ctnash

Date

January 25, 1981 12:32 PM AEST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Penned with King penguins. Whipsnade Zoo.

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What

King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus) Aptenodytes patagonicus

Observer

ctnash

Date

January 25, 1981 12:30 AM AEST

Description

Penned with rockhopper penguins. Whipsnade Zoo.

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Description from Wikipedia

Penguins (order Sphenisciformes, family Spheniscidae) are a group of aquatic, flightless birds living almost exclusively in the Southern Hemisphere, especially in Antarctica. Highly adapted for life in the water, penguins have countershaded dark and white plumage, and their wings have evolved into flippers. Most penguins feed on krill, fish, squid and other forms of sealife caught while swimming underwater. They spend about half of their lives on land and half in the oceans.

No range data available.