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Subject: APZ0009vle

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  • Edyflwr by Edyflwr

    @gardenmaeve-I think there's a white penguin in front of the bldg near door. No black head/flippers like others. It could be dim light tho.

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  • Edyflwr by Edyflwr

    It's facing the wrong way too, so back/side not visible.

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Is it the one above the red spot (see below) please Edyflwr?

    If only it were just a bit closer.

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Where the head should be there is another penguin's tail. The head seems to be flexed right backwards, but the wings do look pale 😕

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  • Edyflwr by Edyflwr

    Yes, that is the one. It reminds me of the other one. I can't tell if head is flexed, but it seems pale compared to others.

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Yes I agree about it seeming pale 😃

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    It looks like a typical colouration of a penguin from such angle. The flippers are white from the underside (camouflage while swimming) and

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    it also shows black patch on the head. (Sorry for ruining your wishes!)

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Never hurts to ask. We all want to be sure. 😃 Remember- leucistic birds vary in colour pattern from one to another. Not rare with Gentoos- but fun.

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    Yeah, it is less rare in Gentoos but the frequency is still only about 1:20.000 by this paper.

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    Anyway, don't give it up! If there is one I'm sure we find it! 😃

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    I wonder how long it takes us to mark 20,000 penguins? 😕

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