March of the Fossil Penguins

Fossil penguin discoveries and research

Molting Penguin Shows Heart

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Penguins undergoing their second molt enter a scruffy phase, during which they are covered partially in fresh adult plumage and partially in worn juvenile plumage.  This Emperor molted in a very unusual, and pleasant, pattern.  Read the story here.

 

Photo by Sue Flood. Click for original article.

Written by Dan Ksepka

March 15, 2011 at 2:58 pm

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