Friday, September 6, 2013

Gentoo Penguin

The Gentoo Penguin (Scientific name - Pygoscelis papua) is a medium sized penguin that is found on the Antarctic Peninsula and also on a number of islands in the far Southern 
Hemisphere (Falkland Islands; South Shetland Island; South Georgia Island; Heard Islands, Kerguelen Islands and Macquarie Islands).

 The Gentoo Penguin has an orange/red beak, peach coloured feet and distinctive white patch over its eyes that looks like a bonnet. 

Photos were taken in March 2009 in the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic.

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