King Penguin

Aptenodytes patagonicus

ML31195881


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Andrew Spencer
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eBird Checklist S24898788
Salisbury Plain
South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands
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Latitude and Longitude -54.0576, -37.332 Map

Age
Adult
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

Closer view of a particularly dense part of the colony.

Observation details

Estimate of numbers arrived at by taking what the expedition guides said was the maximum extent of the colony in a good year and estimating what percentage of that area was filled with birds. Many large young birds present, especially on the lower portions of the colony and near the beach, where they were gathered in large creches. At the beach themselves many hundreds of adults were arriving and departing in the surf. The upper reaches of the colony still had some very young birds being tended by adults, but these were a small minority of the colony.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Lens model
EF400mm f/5.6L USM
f-stop
f/11.0
Focal length
400 mm
Shutter speed
1/640 sec
ISO
800
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
5,954KB
Dimensions
5244 x 1884

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