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  • eevhaa by eevhaa

    Are there really 3 chicks with one penguin??

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Oh my- I can see why you asked! That nest had 2 chicks. It's funny how well their colouring and posture makes it look like 3.

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    I think the righthand chick lies with its neck extended over its sibling to our left, and the left hand chick is pretending to be twins.

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    We'll see if other moderators see anything I've missed! 😃 Rarely, 2 females will lay eggs in one nest, and then you might see 3 chicks.

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    You can see the two chicks more clearly in this earlier photo:
    http://talk.penguinwatch.org/#/subjects/APZ0007zt5

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    Yep, there are two chicks only. As you said, @gardenmaeve ,the tail coloration we look at directly makes the illusion of two bodies 😃

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    But it is actually just one + the other chick next to it. In total, it is two of them.

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Thank you, @yshish 😃

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