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Chinstrap Penguin

Pygoscelis antarcticus


Chinstrap Penguins are one of the most easily identifiable penguins due to the thin black line that runs from ear to ear under their chin. It looks like a chinstrap, which is where their name originates.


Chinstrap penguins usually breed on hillside slopes and rocky outcrops in colonies that are often enormous, with over 100,000 pairs congregating at some locations.

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Spotted on Feb 18, 2015
Submitted on Apr 20, 2015

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