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September 25, 2009

African penguin Plumage: Tuxedos Everywhere

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This photo was taken last summer. All of the penguins were “blues”. This is a common term used for juvenile African penguins because their feathers have a bluish hue to them under certain conditions. The only exception is the female on the right “Jahleel” who had her Tuxedo coloration. The typical African black and white adult feathers. If you are watching the penguin cams you will observe that every penguin in the exhibit is now in their adult plumage. All of the juveniles look like adults and are beginning to form loose pairs. There are constant changes going on. We will share with you as dramas unfold.-Pamela Schaller


Filed under: CAS Penguin Colony — Penguins @ 2:40 pm

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