Monday, November 12, 2007

What Does Penguin Courtship Look Like?

The only thing that is cuter than a penguin is a baby penguin. Their downy feathers are so soft these little ones almost look like they are covered in fur. Thanks again to Jack McKee for sharing these great images with the Tennessee Aquarium!
Many people ask what courtship looks like with our gentoo and macaroni penguins.
Our penguins at Penguins' Rock are currently going through a “mock” breeding season. It’s similar to a practice session for the real thing in April and May. You may notice some courtship behavior from some of our birds especially the macaroni penguins. Several of our birds are putting on quite the show…lots of mutual preening and calling (the louder the better) with very dramatic head swinging. In a few weeks the “mock” season will pass and everything will return to normal.


Barry said...

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barry said...

just added a link to yours as part of the rebirth of mine:

Holy Cuteness said...

I love the pictures! Especially that one with the little soft penguins... So cute!