Smiling like Sunshine: Penguins

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Penguins

I have just spotted this. It is very interesting so I just had to share it. I love the picture,too.
Image and words via Lickystickypickyme:
Male emperors keep newly laid eggs warm, but they do not sit on them, as many other birds do. Males stand and protect their eggs from the elements by balancing them on their feet and covering them with feathered skin known as a brood pouch. During this two-month bout of babysitting the males eat nothing and are at the mercy of the Antarctic elements.
When female penguins return to the breeding site, they bring a belly full of food that they regurgitate for the newly hatched chicks. Meanwhile, their duty done, male emperors take to the sea in search of food for themselves.

4 comments :

  1. ben planet earth'te izlemistim bunu, cok etkileyiciydi, buzun uzerine de birakmiyorlar tabii ki yumurtalari, ayaklarinin uzerinde tasiyorlar,, ve antartikanin kisi,, ne fedakar erkekler,,

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  2. Have you seen March of the Penguins? It's amazing! x

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  3. I was just about to mention 'March of the Penguins' when I saw the above comment. It really is an amazing film - there were bits of it my boys couldn't watch. It gives 'stay at home dad' a whole new meaning.

    Penguins must have good PR people working for them. They have a 'brood pouch', but when men try to develop one it's just a 'beer belly'.

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  4. Yaban,
    Planet Earth'u seyretmistim ben de ama bu ayrintiyi hatirlayamadim,bir daha izlemeli.
    Abby and David,
    thanks for the mention. I will check it out.
    David, you must be right. The PR people working for penguins must be great as they always get a good press coverage :)
    Lol at the "beer belly" :)

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