Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Isabelline Penguin in South Georgia Island

Isabelline King Penguin, 11March 2015, on South Georgia Island. Photo Jerome Viard

Weird Penguin: This weird looking, mainly white, penguin was photographed recently at Gold Harbour. Jerome Viard, one of the chefs at the nearby SGHT field camp at Cape Charlotte, walked to the nearby penguin colony and said this misfit was easy to spot amongst the myriad of normal looking king penguins. The bird is missing the dark grey mantle king penguins usually have covering their back and flippers, and its freaky spotted white feet make it look especially odd. Jerome said it was also much bigger than the other penguins around it!

from the March issue of the South Georgia Newsletter

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