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  • Rebex by Rebex

    I'm finding it really hard to tell which are chicks - but I guess in a lot of pics the date will tell you if I'm wrong?

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Ah - it's that tricky time of year Rebex. Chicks are getting their adult plumage, adults are starting to moult. So - here's a useful

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    breeding cycle diagram http://talk.penguinwatch.org/#/boards/BPZ0000002/discussions/DPZ00002pg AND to help with identifying chicks: there

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    are some penguins that are clearly smaller, and grey-and-white rather than black-and-white (see the two stood on a rock lower left of

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    picture). The chick (on the right) still has a mostly white throat, but has started to develop the white head marking of adulthood. So when

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    you are not sure just mark as 'adult' (- sounds like you did that) Thanks! Happy counting 😃

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  • Rebex by Rebex

    Thanks- that was my first day - I've been studying the diagrams - but how can I know (generally) whether gentoos are northern or southern?

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    First time we've been asked that one! And I'm not sure....I looked up information about the differences on Thursday I think...let me see...

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    There's a bit more information here: http://www.photovolcanica.com/PenguinSpecies/Gentoo/GentooPenguinPhotos.html

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    but feel very welcome to pop a question on the science board! 😃

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    You won't probably recognize them from these photos but the locations are mentioned in the Breeding cycles and we are able to locate some

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    sites (the scientists know them all for sure). But it isn't as important to know. We don't want to mark what you think you should see but

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    what you really see in the photos. So when you think there is an egg, please,mark it so,even if the breeding cycles say it can't be. Thanks!

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