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During snow storms, Adélie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) chicks, already weakened by lack of food, are even more vulnerable to Skuas predation. Dumont d'Urville Antarctic Base, Adélie Land, Antarctica

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897/5000 Due to the unusual spread of pack ice off Adelie Land for several years, mortality is very high among Adelie penguins breeding in the Pointe Geologie archipelago. In fact, forced to go for several dozens of miles each way back and forth to reach the open sea and find food to feed their chick remains on land, most of them fail to lead them to the sea. off. Many adults also die of starvation before reaching the sea. Exhausted, they are also frequently completed by skuas, their predators on land. Last year (2013-14 season), there was no breeding failure, no chicks survived and parents were unable to return in time to feed their chicks, they die of starvation, cold during their absence , and its finished by skuas (scavenging birds)

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Wild animal / Bird / Sea bird / Skua

Wild animal / Bird / Aptera / Penguin / Adelie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae)

Science / Scientific research / Scientific research centre

February

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

Species / IUCN Red List of Threatened Species / Low Risk (IUCN) LR / Least Concern (IUCN) LC

Individual / Stage of development / Young / Fledgling

Human Settlement / Habitat / Building

Atmosphere (Ambiance) / Chill

Atmosphere / Meteorological phenomenon / Precipitation 2 / Solid precipitation / Snow

Shot / Overview

Motion / Locomotion / Fly (to)

Behavior / Hunt / Lying in wait

Motion / Locomotion / Flap wings

Enumeration / Group / Multitude / Colony

Species / Relation between species / Predation / Prey

Species / Relation between species / Predation / Predator

Environment / Hazard / Natural hazard / Storm

Latin keywords

Vertebrata / Aves / Sphenisciformes / Spheniscidae / Pygoscelis

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