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Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis Adeliae) on iceberg, Antarctic Peninsula

Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis Adeliae) on iceberg, Antarctic Peninsula

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Uploaded 17 Aug 2010 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2010
From collection: Antarctic biodiversity
Taken by: Peter Prokosch
Adélie penguins are named after the wife of the French Antarctic explorer Dumont d'Urville. They breed in very large colonies, often 20,000 - 30,000 birds, sometimes more than 100,000, all around the Antarctic continent. Adélies are shallow divers feeding mainly on krill and other euphausiids. They seem to breed most successfully when krill is locally abundant. Their colonies are on snow-free gravel sites, and small stones are brought to the nest. After the female has laid, the males take th ...
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