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Gentoo penguin cute chick, Antartica

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The long-tailed Gentoo penguin is a penguin species in the genus ''Pygoscelis'', most closely associated with the Adélie penguin and the Chinstrap penguin . The first scientific description was made in 1781 by Johann Reinhold Forster on the basis of Falkland Islands. They call in a variety of ways, but the most frequently heard is a loud trumpeting which is emitted with its head thrown back.

The application of ''Gentoo'' to the penguin is unclear. The ''Oxford English Dictionary'' notes.. more

Similar species: Penguins
Species identified by quintula
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Uploaded Jan 17, 2015. Captured Feb 25, 2014 02:06.
  • COOLPIX P520
  • f/4.9
  • 10/2500s
  • ISO160
  • 83.8mm