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Subject: APZ0009w5o

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  • Edyflwr by Edyflwr

    There is something white next to the house under the window. It looks too big to be a sheathbill. Is it, or something more interesting?

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Now THAT is interesting, @Edyflwr ! @Sitandslide This looks like the little maybe-leucistic penguin you noted. 'Lucius" I think?

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    #leucistic
    @yshish @AvastMH For your interest.

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    This is the clearest view we've seen of this interesting penguin. Thank you for pointing it out, @Edyflwr . 😃 😃

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  • Edyflwr by Edyflwr

    Wow! How exciting! I saw something about it in another post, but I couldn't find it in the photo.

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Well, this one is great. Thanks again. @Sitandslide saw the penguin first, and in this photo it's clearly leucistic. 😃

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  • coldcounter by coldcounter

    Great spotting by all concerned 😄 😄

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  • Sitandslide by Sitandslide

    Ooh, yay! Previous sightings of Lucius were as a chick from jan/feb 2014, so this means he grew up to be a big boy!

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  • Sitandslide by Sitandslide

    Previously:
    https://talk.penguinwatch.org/#/subjects/APZ0009vhu and https://talk.penguinwatch.org/#/subjects/APZ0009vf0

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    We rather thought you'd be pleased. 😃 Thank goodness Edyflwr has sharp eyes!

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Edyflwr - great job!!! Here is Lucius blown up (so to speak 😉 )

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Isn't this exciting everyone?! 😄

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Yes, exciting. 😃

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  • Edyflwr by Edyflwr

    So Lucius survived his first winter. Is he completely white? Will he find a partner? Do you think he's still around?

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    I am sorry but I can only see a white belly (all dark parts seem to be hidden). I would have to see the penguin from different angles to agree it is a leucistic guy.

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    @yshish - This link shows it fairly well. Look in the centre: https://talk.penguinwatch.org/#/subjects/APZ0009vf0

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    @Edyflwr - The penguin (gender unknown) is still too young to mate if it is only one. Perhaps at 2, more likely not until 3-4 if at all.

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    Hah, I just commented on that image too. Sorry but I disagree there too 😦

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Although leucistic Gentoos are not rare, they are not often seen as breeding adults.

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    That's OK, @yshish. It's good to remember how little we can really see in these photos. Let's keep watch. (See reply on other link. 😉 )

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Folks, let's keep looking for more images, we need a very clear view of its back and head. For now we'll say it might be leucistic.

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    Thanks! I appreciate that attitude.

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Sorry- I cannot remove that post nor can I edit it. 😦

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    Oh, I'm sorry it happens. Don't worry about that 😃

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Thank you @yshish ..

    Penguin Counters, let's look for even better photos. It seems we were hasty in our conclusion.

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Keep looking for views of the penguin/s from the back or side showing where the dark feathers are usually found. Thank you.

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  • coldcounter by coldcounter

    If anyone is going to see any abnormality in our pengs it will be the PWers! I have no doubt that the image is there, we have keen eyes!!

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  • Edyflwr by Edyflwr

    Do you know how hard it is to spot a white penguin sitting on the snow in Antarctica? 😉

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  • coldcounter by coldcounter

    Would that be something like a black panther at night???? 😃 😃 😃

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    or a penguin on a chessboard? 😉

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    😄

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