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Argentina Photos

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This adult is protecting his burrow from an armadillo, which likes to eat penguin eggs and chicks.
adults and juveniles gather on the beach
The penguins often loiter on the beach. The juvenile in the center is undergoing a partial head molt.
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Zona Mas Densa, or the zone of high density, contains a high number of penguin nests.
adult Magellanic penguin in  marked nest, id number 117z
Luis was banded (#49093) as a chick in Jan. 1996. He occupied nest 117Z since 2003. In the 2004-2005 breeding season he and his mate of three years successfully fledged 2 healthy chicks.
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Field crew member Alan during a stake count in Oct. 2005. Approximately 4,126 nests were counted in this field season.
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Dense burrow area.
adult Magellanic penguin lacks the characteristic chest band
adult Magellanic penguin lacks the characteristic chest band, making it look like and African penguin.
adult Magellanic penguin with nearly albino chick
1 gene change causes the penguin to lack coloration. The color difference is referred to as “Isabelian”.
adult Magellanic penguin with a satellite tag placed
Adult, male, banded Magellanic penguin with a satellite tag.
copulation
A male adult (top) is flipper patting a female, a sign of courtship.
2 Magellanic chicks begging parent for food
Parent with two nearly grown, begging chicks
the id band on the left flipper will help us follow this penguin throughout its lifetime
Banded chick standing in front of his flagged nest. He has just a little bit of down left to molt.
on rare occasions a non-Magellanic penguin may arrive at Punta Tombo.
on rare occasions a non-Magellanic penguin may arrive at Punta Tombo.
established paths and bridges help protect penguins from tourists at Punta Tombo
well-marked paths and bridges help protect penguins from tourists at Punta Tombo.
group of Argentine children came learn about Magellanic penguins and conservation
group of Argentine children came to Punta Tombo to learn about Magellanic penguins
avian pox re-appeared in the  colony in 2007. Read more about the disease in our Research Publications
avian pox re-appeared in the colony in 2007. Read more about the disease in our Research Publications
guanacos feed on bushes and shrubs around penguins but are not a threat to them
Guanacos feed on bushes and shrubs surrounded by penguins.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Galápagos Photos

 

Galápagos penguins nest caves and tunnels
Galápagos penguins nest caves and tunnels
Galápagos penguins line their nests with twigs and feathers to protect the eggs  from the sharp lava.
Galápagos penguins line their nests with twigs and feathers to protect the eggs from the sharp lava.
Galápagos penguins breed when ocean conditions are favorable and lay two eggs
Galápagos penguins breed when ocean conditions are favorable and lay two eggs
 to thermoregulate in the equatorial sun penguins face their white bellies toward the sun, stick out the flippers, and will pant to release heat
to thermoregulate in the equatorial sun penguins face their white bellies toward the sun, stick out the flippers, and will pant to release heat
Galápagos penguins generally molt twice a year but it is based on food availability and body condition.
Galápagos penguins generally molt twice a year but it is based on food availability and body condition.
Galápagos penguins forage alone or in small groups.
Galápagos penguins forage alone or in small groups.

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Feb. 2013 ~ Most of the penguins in this photo have recently molted, as evidenced by their sleek black feathers. The penguin second-to-the-left has not molted and is more brown in color.
Feb. 2013 Most of the penguins in this photo have recently molted, as evidenced by their sleek black feathers. The penguin second-to-the-left has not molted and is more brown in color.
Penguin chicks
Penguin chicks
Juvenile penguins, distinguishable from parents or young chicks.
Juvenile penguins, distinguishable from parents or young chicks.