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March 24, 2010

Penguin Behavior: Look Around


African penguins often stand still and look around at their environment. You are most likely to see our birds take this stance upon returning to their territory after spending time in the pool. They will stand with their neck retracted, head held horizontally or mostly horizontally with their eyes half-closed or blinked. The posture is slightly aggressive in appearance and the bird displaying it is probably ready to challenge any potential intruders it sees while surveying. When off its territory an African penguin looking around will seem less confident and is usually more poised for movement. The neck is more extended and the eyes are usually open. – Brooke Weinstein

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