African Penguin

African Penguin

Fighting between African penguins occurs occasionally and involves the beating of wings and biting.

Fighting between African penguins occurs occasionally and involves the beating of wings and biting. Often, a penguin can be observed chasing throughout the colony while clutching an opposing penguin’s back with his beak while beating the bird with his wings.

Sources: (Crawford, et al., 2001, 2006; Frost, Siegfried, & Burger, 1976; Frost, Siegfried, & Cooper, 1976; Pearce, 2011)
Image: Y Nakanishi

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