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  • Judiejay by Judiejay

    Some of those could be chicks but marked as adults as clear detail was not always there. Some 'blobs' remain unmarked for same reason.

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  • Zilli by Zilli translator

    there are many chicks here. They have this "furry" aspect in contrast to the smooth plumage of the adults. They lack the White eye ring.

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  • Zilli by Zilli translator

    And they are very dirty because they don't bathe 😉

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  • bienle123 by bienle123

    My impression is. that the dirt is somehow protecting their skin or even keeps bacterias an/d or bugs away.

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    They are actually very dirty because they do bath in the mud(!) to cool themselves down when the temperatures are too high.

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    The mud contains penguin poo, feathers, rotten corpses etc. and must be very stinky

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