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Feathers from moulting King Penguins, South Georgia

Feathers from moulting King Penguins, South Georgia

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Uploaded 14 Jan 2017 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2017
From collection: South Georgia
Taken by: Peter Prokosch
The king penguin is the second largest species of penguin. In size it is second only to the emperor penguin. King Penguins have 70 feathers per every square inch. The outer layer of feathers are oiled and waterproof, and the inner three layers are down feathers, which act as very effective insulation.
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