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Penguins - visit all the ones in Britain Pin from: Illustration Friday :: Children's Book Illustrator - Pippa Curnick

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I love my call ducks but one day will add runner ducks to my flock too

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Puffin - MG_8505 by nigel pye, via Flickr

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Horned Puffin in breeding plumage, Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge near Lake Clark National Park, Alaska (Fratercula corniculata)

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Texas' SeaWorld San Antonio celebrated another record-breaking penguin breeding season, with a total of 31 Gentoo, Chinstrap and Rockhopper Penguin chicks hatching in December and January.

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Látrabjarg

In the spring the puffins starts arriving in Iceland, where the world's largest population of them stay, feed and breed over summer in Iceland. They are adorable, and easy to catch a glimpse of, when you visit Iceland on vacation. Here they are at Grassy Cliffs overlooking the Sea, perhaps at Látrabjarg or in the country side close to shore. Iceland is perfect for birdwatching!

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"Africa’s one endemic penguin breeds in 27 scattered colonies along the coast of the Western Cape and Namibia, 24 on islands and three on the mainland. Like all penguins, its wings are modified into flippers, which allow great speed and agility in the water but are no use for flight." www.bradtguides.com

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compare types of penguins - average height, where they're found, if they like warm/cold weather

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Puffins are any of three small species of alcids (auks) in the bird genus Fratercula with a brightly coloured beak during the breeding season. These are pelagic seabirds that feed primarily by diving in the water. | In Portuguese: Papagaio do mar.

11. Little Blue Penguin The smallest species of penguin in the world only grows to about a foot in height. It’s found on the coastlines of Australia and New Zealand, and it’s other nickname is the fairy penguin. They have gorgeous slate blue feathers, are monogamous during breeding season, and usually live 6-8 years. Read more: http://pawsaminute.net/smallest-cutest-animals-of-the-world/#ixzz3S9K3QT8j

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