Penguin Watch Talk

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  • matterri by matterri

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha! I think I stopped at 10,000

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    I see a chickzillion and a penguillion...but I also see a great close photo of a #Southern Giant Petrel! Be on your guard, King chicks!

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  • bienle123 by bienle123

    How tall is that bird? It seems to be as tall as the king penguins if not even bigger!

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Wikipedia tells me the "southern giant petrel measures 86 to 99 cm (34–39 in) with a wingspan of 185 to 205 cm (73–81 in)... "

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    while "Gentoo penguins reach a height of "51 to 90 cm (20 to 35 in)"

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  • bienle123 by bienle123

    WOW!!! Thats really giant!!!

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Yes., it is. And the petrel has young to feed at times, too, so it must find ways to feed them.

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    And as for King penguins, they are about 70 - 100 cm tall, so yes, they are about the same size 😃

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Good catch, yshish. I meant to compare the petrel with Kings, not Gentoos! 😄

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