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Gentoo Penguin

Pygoscelis papua

Description:

Gentoo Penguins are characterized by a white patch around and behind the eye that joins on the crown. The orange-red lower mandible is also a distinct feature. They have pale whitish-pink webbed feet and a fairly long tail.

Habitat:

Gentoos are partial to ice-free areas, including coastal plains, sheltered valleys, and cliffs. They gather in colonies of breeding pairs that can number from a few dozen to many thousands.

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2 Comments

Great series!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 6 years ago

This is a lovely and interesting spotting. To make it complete, and useful to researchers using this site for data, please edit this and add a reference (Wikipedia, Encyclopedia of Life, something else) about this species in the reference field of your spotting. Please do this for each photo you post. Thanks for helping to make Project Noah a complete reference tool for scientists.

TrekLightly
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TrekLightly

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

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