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Subject: APZ0004j32

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  • CandyDawn by CandyDawn translator

    P on left (above the one just in the picture) either has a chick and an egg or the chick is hatching from the egg. 😃 #hatching

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    I think its one chick and one egg. I'm struggling to find the next photo in the sequence to show what's going on..

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  • CandyDawn by CandyDawn translator

    #AvastMH please get back to me if you find the next photo, i'd love to know 😃 Thanks

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Will do! 😃

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  • CandyDawn by CandyDawn translator

    #AvastMH I came across the photo 16 days later and the P in that position had only one chick. Could it be the same P or do they move around?

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    They stay in the same nest for the whole breeding season until the chicks grow up a bit and become able to stay outside the nest, they

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    form creches with other chicks together so you aren't able to tell which one belongs to which nest. They're too small for creches here.

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  • CandyDawn by CandyDawn translator

    #yshish so the P in question is hatching from the egg?

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    I'm sorry I can't see any hatching egg there. It just looks like a penguin above a little chick and an egg. Gentoo chicks are pale grey with

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    a very dark head when they're very small.. As they grow up they become pale grey at first and later change their grey feathers for black.

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    So the body of the little one doesn't seem to be part of the same penguin as the head 😃 (This case)

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  • CandyDawn by CandyDawn translator

    I'm still confused though, if it is a baby AND an egg, this penguin has only one chick a few days later?

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Hi, @Candy-Dawn. Not all eggs are fertile, not all eggs hatch, and not all chicks survive.

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    Well, it can be an empty egg shell as well.There are more like this one displaying both(the chick and the egg) APZ0004j3u , APZ0004j4p

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    Or it could be a non-viable egg too. There are images with a couple of Sheathbills lurking around.. for an easy prey! APZ0004j4w APZ0004j4o

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    But it definitely isn't a hatching egg since they both were visible in previous images like here: APZ0004j2a

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  • CandyDawn by CandyDawn translator

    @yshish thanks for taking the time to clarify the image. The earlier & later images you found were useful ... & interesting too! Thanks 😃

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    NP, you're welcome 😃

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