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Subject: APZ0009bp4

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  • sallyforest by sallyforest

    Not sure but think the ones with no white on their heads are chicks. Difficult to identify the adults in the distance, many more chicks.

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Hi, @sallyforest - Have you had a chance to read the FAQs? That's the best way to learn how to tell the difference. 😃

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Yes, white headflash = adult, for Gentoo penguins. Also notice the chicks have white chins, and white from shoulder down behind the flipper/wing.

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    FAQs also ask us to mark as adult any time we can't tell the difference- like the distant birds here. 😃

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  • sheshe2 by sheshe2

    I have difficulty distinguishing adults from chicks.

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    @sheshe2 Even after reading the FAQs? Have a look and if it wasn't clear even then, let us know please. We could try make it clearer. Thanks

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