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  • bienle123 by bienle123

    15 penguins and an innocent looking sheathbill...

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    The #sheathbill IS innocent... and hungry as a result. 😄

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  • bienle123 by bienle123

    Thats what they always say! 😄

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    What's that dark thing in the water just above that top right plate of sea ice? One object (to the right) is a rock showing in this picture

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    about 40 minutes later: http://talk.penguinwatch.org/#/subjects/APZ0005z3b , but what's the article to the left?

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  • bienle123 by bienle123

    See? thats what I mean!! Looking like the harmless little birdie and then, in an unattended moment: One penguin less!!!

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Lawyers for the Defense would like to present the following:
    From http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/species/factsheet/22693556

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    "Ecology: "The species is typically found in seabird colonies, especially those of penguins, "

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    "but occasionally those of cormorants and albatrosses, and also at seal rookeries and haul-outs."

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    "In the Falklands it occurs near human settlements. It is omnivorous, and notably feeds on marine prey stolen from penguins" (del Hoyo et al. 1996).

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    😄

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  • bienle123 by bienle123

    Ok, sheathbill and now what happened to the disappeared penguin? Didint want to share its prey, hm?

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Penguins go swimming and hunting. Sheathbill is a scavenger and will clean up penguin food bits and eat eggs.

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  • bienle123 by bienle123

    😄 😄 😄

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Have a good night, @bienle123. 😄 😄 😄

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