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Little penguin (Eudyptula minor) Featured Little Penguin Print

Little penguin (Eudyptula minor)

Little penguin (Eudyptula minor) moulting bird sheltering in a cave to avoid heat and predators. During the 17 or so days they are moulting, they cannot go to sea to find food as the feathers are not waterproof. They put on almost double their own weight before moulting. Penguin Island, Shoalwater Islands Marine Park, Rockingham, Western Australia, Australia

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IBE02138 Featured Little Penguin Print

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Boardwalk Penguin Island, Shoalwater Islands Marine Park, Western Australia.
Penguin Island is a 12.5 ha island off the coast near Rockingham, Western Australia. It is home to a colony of around 1,200 little penguinsand over 50 species of sea birds, many of which nest on the island. A series of boardwalks allow visits to access the island without disturbing either the wildlife or the environment

Gentoo Penguins, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), British Overseas Territory Featured Little Penguin Print

Gentoo Penguins, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), British Overseas Territory

The long-tailed gentoo penguin is a penguin species in the genus Pygoscelis. The first scientific description was made in 1781 by Johann Reinhold Forster with a reference point of the Falkland Islands. They call in a variety of ways, but the most frequently heard is a loud trumpeting which is emitted with its head thrown back. The gentoo penguin is easily recognized by the wide white stripe extending like a bonnet across the top of its head and its bright orange-red bill. They have pale whitish-pink webbed feet and a fairly long tail - the most prominent tail of all penguins. Chicks have grey backs with white fronts. As the gentoo penguin waddles along on land, its tail sticks out behind, sweeping from side to side, hence the scientific name Pygoscelis, which means rump-tailed'.Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20 to 35 in), making them the third-largest species of penguin after the two giant species, the emperor penguin and the king penguin. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (19 lb) just before molting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (11 lb) just before mating. For females, the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lb) just before molting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (9.9 lb) when guarding the chicks in the nest. Southern gentoo penguins reach 75 - 80 cm (30 - 31 in) in length. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h (22 mph). Gentoos are adapted to very harsh cold climates

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