Adelie stealing stones from other penguins, Brown Bluff, Antarctic Peninsula

Adelie stealing stones from other penguins, Brown Bluff, Antarctic Peninsula

The stones are used to build up their nests. When the mate arrives at the nest, he will run around stealing stones from surrounding nests to build up their own. The victim can only look on helplessly and squawk loudly in annoyance, to gt off their egg would invite in the ever-waiting opportunist skuas that continually glide above, seeking the moment that an inattentive penguin leaves their prize for just a brief second ….

Posted by goneforawander on 2007-10-06 09:52:04

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