Wednesday, February 7, 2007

White Adelie penguin

On Devil Island in Antarctica we are treated to a rare sighting of a blond, or white, Adelie penguin! Often referred to as leucistic, isabelline, or albinistic this is a penguin that simply lacks the melanin of a "normal" Adelie and is much lighter in color and with a red beak instead of black. The really fun thing about this particular animal is that it is a parent to two normally colored (and VERY hungry) chicks! Sweet!

1 comment:

Carol said...

Hey, just stopped to say I liked your blog and I didn't know about this Adelie penguins!! I thought onle black colored penguins are there. Thanks fo the info.

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