Adelie Penguin Pygoscelis adeliae



Distinguishing Characteristics

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The Adélie goes through its annual molt during the non-breeding season in February/March (Dunn et al. 2011). Their molting, like for Emperor penguins (Aptenodytes forsteri), happens on sea ice not on land (Ballard et al. 2010).

Recommended Citation

Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: