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Showing a Chinstrap and Royal Penguin (Eudypdes schlegeli) having a bit of a face off. The spotting is for the Chinstrap as this is a very unusual spotting for this area (see notes). The interaction between the two species is probably just due to grumpiness on the part of the Royal Penguin as there didn't appear to be an issue with territory or any other visible rivalry.
Seen on Maquarie Island in the Australian sub Antarctic. Both penguins were away from any breeding colonies on the beach just above the surf line.
The Royal Penguins have a big breeding colony on Maquarie Island but this is a rare sighting for the Chinstrap at this location. The nearest colony of Chinstraps is about 1500kms away. As to why the Chinstrap is here no one really knows. There have been 5 records of Chinstrap on Maquarie between 2013 and 2017.( Ref: Cate Grant, ABC News.) I dont know if it is just the same bird each year and maybe it just likes the area.