2013-07-23

Emperor Penguins - Portugal

© Editions Dalix; Photo: J. Oetzen/Comstock

Sent by Catarina

The Emperor Penguins are my favourite penguins! So this card was a great surprise!

"The Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) is the tallest and heaviest of all living penguin species and is endemic to Antarctica. The male and female are similar in plumage and size, reaching 122 cm (48 in) in height and weighing anywhere from 22 to 45 kg (49 to 99 lb). The dorsal side and head are black and sharply delineated from the white belly, pale-yellow breast and bright-yellow ear patches. Like all penguins it is flightless, with a streamlined body, and wings stiffened and flattened into flippers for a marine habitat." In: Wikipedia
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