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Portrait of Gentoo Penguin moulting - Falkland Islands ; During the moult, the new feathers push the old one out of the skin. The old one then open and fell. During this period, the penguins fast. They cannot go into the water as their plumage isn't waterproof.

© Alain Mafart-Renodier / Biosphoto

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Keywords

Wild animal / Bird / Aptera / Penguin / Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua)

Individual / Stage of development / Adult

Behavior / Moult

Shot / Portrait

Shot / Profile shot

America / South America / Falkland Islands

Species / IUCN Red List of Threatened Species / Low Risk (IUCN) LR / Near Threatened species (IUCN) NT

Atmosphere / Meteorological phenomenon / Sky / blue sky

February

World sea and ocean / Atlantic Ocean / South Atlantic Ocean

Latin keywords

Vertebrata / Aves / Sphenisciformes / Spheniscidae / Pygoscelis

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