African Penguin

While foraging for food, African penguins leave their hatchlings in crèches, characteristic groups common to birds that breed in colonies.

African penguin hatchlings are left alone in crèches, or groups, a characteristic common to bird species that breed in large colonies, while their parents forage for food.

Image | © Bernard DUPONT, Some Rights Reserved (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Sources | (Cooper, 1978; Crawford, et al., 2006, 2008; Pearce, 2011; Shannon & Crawford, 1999)

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