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Chinstrap penguins on a rock in Antarctica.
Date Taken:
December 22, 2014
Photograph By:
Jeff Keller, NSF

Chinstrap penguins near Palmer Station, Antarctica. Chinstraps are a penguin species in the genus Pygoscelis, most closely associated with Adélie and gentoo penguins. Chinstraps often select rocky and ice-free slopes, preferably above nesting gentoos and Adélies. They have been known to bully other penguins from their nests in order to take over the nest as their own.

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