Around the World For Penguins: A Penguin Fan’s Book Review

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Penguins! Penguins here! <pause> There are few bird names that will elicit great big smiles and Penguin is one of them. I’ve been fortunate to see two Penguin species in the wild (African and Galapagos) and have dreamed of seeing more–maybe even all!–especially

Kings County Brewing Collective: Penguins in Space

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Such is the case with this week’s beer, Penguins in Space by the Kings County Brewers Collective of Brooklyn, New York. Maybe the point is that penguins are comical? Even the word “penguin” is a bit silly. An earthbound Macaroni Penguin , very far from outer space.

SeaWorld Orlando’s Antarctica Welcomes First Penguin Chick

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On November 30, SeaWorld Orlando welcomed the first chick to hatch at Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin, the all-new attraction featuring a colony of more than 250 penguins from four species – king, Adelie, gentoo and rockhopper. Caring for the king chick is a full-time job shared by mom and dad, and it starts before the penguin even hatches. Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin transports guests into the icy world of the penguin like never before.

Achoo! Antarctic Penguins Are Catching Bird Flu

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That is, the penguins—in this case, Chinstrap Penguins like the one photographed above by Christopher Michel (Wikimedia Commons), and Adélie Penguins —don’t actually seem to be getting sick from avian influenza virus (AIV). But the fact that a second strain of the virus in the past three years has shown up among Antarctic penguins is disturbing, according to scientists r eporting their findings in the Journal of Virology.

Humboldt Penguins in Chile Face Extinction

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Invading rats with bodies up to 8 inches (20 centimeters) long have begun eating eggs and chicks, and some experts fear that unless the rats are eradicated, they could tip the Humboldt penguin toward extinction. rats chile extinction penguins endangered speciesFrom the Huffington Post.

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African Penguins in Peril

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But there is one Cape bird that stands head and shoulders above the rest when it comes to character – the African Penguin. An African Penguin peers protectively around its fluffy chick. Formerly known as Jackass Penguins , a reference to their strange braying calls, African Penguins have become the unofficial mascots of marine conservation in the region. Part of the 3,000 strong penguin colony at Boulders Beach, Cape Town.

White Penguin… Wow!

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Worried that wearing white after Labor Day might be lethal for penguins? Birds antarctica leucism penguins

Killer Whale Vs. Penguin

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This is one kick ass little penguin. H/t to Andrew Sullivan

Bush Proposes Penguin Protection, Hell Freezes Over

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The Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to list six species of penguin as threatened species and one _ the African penguin _ as an endangered species. But it has denied protection under the 1973 Endangered Species Act for three others _ including the emperor and northern rockhopper penguins, the stars of such popular movies as "March of the Penguins" and "Happy Feet.".Environmentalists Tags: bush penguins endangered species Not perfect, but still, wow.

Penguins on the Beach

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So here are some photos of penguins instead. African Penguins, or Jackass Penguins as they are sometimes known, are one of those species of penguin you’ll find away from the frozen wastes of Antarctica. It was certainly more fun than the last penguin I wrote about. Well, I’m finally back from Africa.

Why Do Penguins Wear Tuxedos?

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Penguins. Artists rendition of Inkayacu paracasensis There are 17 living species of penguins, which make up their own Linnean family (Spheniscidae), which is the only family in the order Sphenisciformes. You may think of penguins as cold-adapted and they are, but there are penguins living in temperate and tropical areas as well. Penguins are flightless, but some species locomote over long distances on antarctic ice to travel between breeding grounds and the sea.

Baby rockhopper penguins!

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These baby penguins are being cared for by the experts at SeaWorld Orlando. Rockhopper penguins eventually lose their downy feathers and grow colorful crests. These little guys are off the chart cute! Click on photos to view them larger. You might recognize the rockhopper from the movie Surf’s Up. To learn more about conservation efforts, and see other fun animal photos be sure to follow the Inside Conservation Blog. You can also learn more at SeaWorld.org.

Scooter the Penguin

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The BK Crown TM/MC Program at BURGER KING in partnership with Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), gave children the opportunity to name a one year-old male, black-footed penguin residing at the New York Aquarium in Coney Island, Brooklyn. What name did the kids pick for the super cool dude? Scooter! . Our partnership with Burger King Corp.

Aww! Featherless Penguin Dons Wetsuit

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Featherless Penguin Dons Wetsuit | Cute | News | PEOPLE Pets. Click the photo or link above to read the entire story on People Pets! cute of the day

Week Seven: Stewart Island & Penguins

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Our next stops were at Portobello, for the Royal Albatross Center, and the Blue Penguin beach. The first night we got to watch nearly 20 Little Blue Penguins waddle ashore, as well as a whole bunch of the huge Northern Royal Albatross’s circle overhead. Here are a couple of those Blue Penguins. Then we wrapped up the week at Moreaki, where I got to see several of the Yellow-eyed Penguins come ashore.

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Rugby and Penguins?

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Kieran Reid, of the famed New Zealand All Blacks , is now, in addition to his rugby duties, an ambassador for the Yellow-Eyed Penguin Trust, and serves to raise awareness about the plight of the penguin, which is also known as the Hoiho. How great is it that a big, tough athlete is trying to help a little, cute penguin?

The Penguin Equivalent of Nelson Muntz’s “Ha ha!”

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It must be terribly embarrassing for a penguin to slip and fall on ice but the penguin behind the one that falls just has to go and rub it in. Birds humor penguinsThis video is well worth checking out. Hat-tip to my cousin, Karen Myer. And if you don’t know who Nelson Muntz is this is pretty much all you need to know.

Penguin Palooza on Nat Geo WILD

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Penguin lovers rejoice! This weekend is Penguin Palooza on Nat Geo WILD! This weekend you will be able to enjoy shows about penguins almost all weekend long. Penguin Palooza starts at noon to 11pm ET/PT on Saturday November 12 and Sunday, November 13. Highlights of Penguin Palooza include the broadcast premiere of Arctic Tale, Saturday, November 12, at 8 pm ET/PT. Photo Credit: © Argus Collection.

Norway Knights Penguin, Ostrich Denied Again

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Nils Olav, a king penguin on the Norwegian King's Guard , was bestowed a knighthood for simultaneously defusing an IED while taking out a machine gun in Iraq. For the King's Guard was about to award a knighthood to what was already the world's most decorated penguin The King's Guard has adopted the penguin at the zoo. I kid. The IED was already defused. OK, I don't think Norway even has troops in Iraq.

Penguins Can Fly!

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They can fly on air but only in the water? Want an explanation? Check it out here ! Asides

Penguins, Parrots and Wine on Matiu / Somes Island

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At night we had planned to go out looking for Blue Penguins , around 600 of which make the island their breeding home. So while we heard plenty of penguins, we never actually found any. Birding little penguins wellington wineWhen it comes down to it New Zealand is all about islands. The whole place itself is an island, but the main islands are themselves the mainland to a number of smaller islands.

Nat Geo Amazing! Killer Swarms and Urban Penguins

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From killer swarms, to flying cars, to city-dwelling penguins, our bizarre, yet fascinating world is on display. Killer Swarms and Urban Penguins originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on July 9, 2010. Nat Geo Amazing! is an awesome series that looks at all the crazy, wonderful, and yes, amazing, things on the planet. It airs Friday, July 9 at 7PM ET/PT. In tonight’s episode of Nat Geo Amazing! you will see a little bit of everything.

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Help SeaWorld Orlando Name Gentoo Chick

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Since November 30, a total of 15 penguin chicks have hatched at Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin, the all-new attraction which features a colony of more than 250 penguins from four species – king, Adelie, gentoo and rockhopper. Today marks National Penguin Awareness Day and the SeaWorld Orlando Aviculture Team is celebrating with a “penguin chick” boom. cute of the day penguins wildlife

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Unlucky Ducks, Lucky Penguins, and Good-Luck Ostriches

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While penguins who live in Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium don’t have to worry about oil spills or other environmental disasters, they have problems of their own. Students in Northwestern University’s engineering program have come to the penguins’ rescue, designing bootie-like bandages that ease the irritation without impeding the birds’ ability to walk. (Or, Or, as penguins do, waddle.)

A Field Guide to the Wildlife of South Georgia: A Book Review by a Penguin Groupie

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It is also the site of an incredible concentration of wildlife–penguins, albatrosses, petrels, seals and whales, and this is why you’ll also find “South Georgia” in the same sentence with terms like “truly spectacular” Second, even if you have no intention of ever traveling to South Georgia, this book is worth reading. Who can resist penguins and whales? South Georgia is home to the King Penguin, the second largest penguin in the world.

Penguins: The Ultimate Guide — A Review by a Penguin Groupie

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Last month woodpeckers, this month penguins. None fly, most are curious and social, which probably contributes to our cultural perception of penguins as one step away from human. Penguins are also bellweathers of climate change; dwellers of remote areas you’ve (probably) never heard of; creatures who have developed unique, innovative ways of adapting to the harsh environments where they breed and rear chicks and the water environments in which they feed and swim.

Tussock Jumper: Cabernet Sauvignon (2017)

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There’s a King Penguin ( Aptenodytes patagonicus ) on the label, a very first appearance for the Spheniscidae family here at Birds and Booze. Which is probably why we find our Tussock Jumper King Penguin properly bundled up in the eponymous red jumper (or sweater, in North American English) of this wine company, which sources and packages a selection of affordable wines from a variety of origins around the world. Birding Food Reviews Birds and Booze penguins wine

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Rogue Ales & Spirits: Outta Line West Coast India Pale Ale

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One of the highlights of the trip for me was seeing penguins for the first time. Of course, I’ve seen live penguins in zoos before, but these were real, honest-to-goodness (and countable!) Humboldt Penguins ( Spheniscus humboldti ), to be precise, which I saw at their colony on the Palomino Island, not too far offshore from Lima. The can art depicts a long line of penguins in single file, extending all the way back to the horizon.

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Never Put Fish Down Your Pants

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Birds penguins videoIf you ever wanted to put fish down your pants let this YouTube video serve as a cautionary tale. Seriously. Never, ever, ever put fish down your pants. Just watch the video already, sicko… a.

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Angry Birds, What’s Black and White and Hungry All Over, and a Little Something for the Ladies: This Week in Bird News

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It’s a feeding frenzy in southern Argentina, as one million-plus Magellanic Penguins descend on Punta Tombo’s beaches due to an unusual glut of sardines and anchovies. Birds drones eagles genetics Magellanic Penguins mating mobbing Rainbow LorikeetsIf there’s one common theme to this week’s bird news items, it’s their collective bizarreness: The eagle has landed—on the drone, as France trains birds to take out drones that stray into restricted airspace.

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The Ross Sea – the Last Intact Marine Ecosystem on Earth – and I

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The Ross Sea is the most productive stretch of water in the Southern Ocean, teeming with large predatory fish, whales, seals, penguins and other animals that form the last intact marine ecosystem on Earth. The most numerous penguins are Emperor and Adélie Penguins , with 26 and 38 percent of the world’s population breeding in the Ross Sea, respectively. Conservation antarctica pelagic penguins petrels seabirds

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10,000 Birds - Untitled Article

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Young African Penguins (like the individual Duncan photographed above) appear to be facing the same sort of threat to their diet—and their survival. News African Penguins bird count breeding bullying climate change Common Murre drones genetics kiwi mate selection young birders

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Bird News Roundup: Birds of a feather … well, you know the rest

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News big bird black-throated blue warbler burrowing owls cats International Bird Rescue mating penguins pheasants social groups spill If a blustery, snowy afternoon isn’t custom-made for catching up on bird news, then I don’t know what is. After all, it’s not like I’m going to see anything other than the White-throated Sparrows and Northern Cardinals flitting about the brush pile outside my window. Better to get current on what’s happening with the rest of the bird world.

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Rooiels – Funny Name, Serious Birding

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A Crowned Cormorant by Adam Riley African Penguin by Adam Riley Rooiels truly is one of my favorite destinations on the planet. Even leopards still live here and occasionally terrorize the African Penguin colony at nearby Betty’s Bay. Birding cape town penguins rockjumpers South Africa Worldwide Birding AdventuresI don’t think I’ve ever done a post on my home patch of Cape Town, South Africa.

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An Imperial Twitch

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The Gods of Birding, being both capricious and wrathful, decided to punish my insolence by washing up an Emperor Penguin on the coasts of the island upon which I make my home. Which brings us back to the Emperor Penguin. Besides, it’s an Emperor Penguin. I guess that’s appropriate, an Emperor Penguin in blazing sun wouldn’t be right. The penguin itself was resting when I got there, as it did the whole time I was there.

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Drones Appear Effective in Bird Counts

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The Australian research team used drones to photograph populations of Crested Terns , Frigatebirds , and Royal Penguins. Birds bird count crested terns drones frigatebirds royal penguinsFor all of the pros and cons that drones have, add one tick to the “pro” side of the ledger. A recent study found that conducting bird surveys by drone produced results that were at least as accurate, if not more so, than other counting methods.

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Living Planet Aquarium ticket giveaway!

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If you want to see a virtual fly through of what the new facility will look like, here is a video: I am pretty excited about the new building, especially because there will be a tunnel of sharks to walk under, and more penguins! Penguins are one of my favorite things to visit at the aquarium. We are huge fans of The Living Planet Aquarium , and are so excited to visit the new building when it’s done.

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Birds from Britannia by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

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Penguin plates and White Tern , Common Noddy and Crested Tern. With the sad passing of Prince Philip this week I thought I should share with you a book that we own that he wrote. This book was gifted by my father, Philip, to his father, Harry, for his birthday on 4th October 1962.

Frozen Planet

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We loved seeing penguins, whales, polar bears, and wolves. We loved it when the penguins jumped out of the water, and right onto a camera man! We were glued to the TV when Discovery Chanel was airing Frozen Planet, and we have been even more enthralled now that we have the entire collection on DVD (they also have it in Blu-Ray). We have loved seeing places that few people ever get to see, and learning about the interesting wildlife that lives there.

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Mammals of Madagascar (Lynx Edicions)

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Take Madagascar, for example, one of the world’s highest-priority Biodiversity Hotspots: that island-continent is most famous for its penguins. Well, sort of, as there are no penguins in Madagascar, indigenous or otherwise.

Tracking Happy Feet

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Remember that Emperor Penguin that showed up in New Zealand? Have you wondered what it is up to? Wonder no longer! You can follow the travels and travails of Happy Feet here. Asides

Happy Feet is Lost!

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Or, at least, people don’t know where the famous penguin is after the transmitter attached to him stopped broadcasting his location. Happy Feet, an Emperor Penguin , first came to the world’s attention in June when he was found beached in New Zealand. No information about his location has been received since 9 September. Here’s hoping Happy Feet is alive and well and hasn’t become some other creature’s dinner!

Wet Birds

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And finally, a wet African Penguin (Cape Town, South Africa). Recently, many people have been telling me that they are very tired of photos of dry birds. Naturally, being in the extended service industry (consulting), I want to help. So, here’s a collection of wet birds.

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