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BirdPix:   8260
Province:   Western Cape
Country:   South Africa
Locus:   3318CD
Observer:   Underhill L.G
Date of record:   2002-12-10
Number of photos:   2
Notes:   This was one of the years of peak numbers of penguins on Robben Island; scenes of moulting penguins like this no longer. When the southeaster blew, it was like being in a dandelion field
Last updated:   2020-03-31 18:19:50
Sp. code:   2
Species name:   Spheniscus demersus
Common name:   African (Jackass) Penguin -- Brilpikkewyn
Family:   Spheniscidae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:   African Penguin
Institution:   ADU-UCT
Record URL:   http://vmus.adu.org.za/?vm=BirdPix-8260
VM-number: 8260 - photo: 1
VM-number: 8260 - photo: 2

Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Colin Summersgill
Comment:  
Date:   2014-06-09 07:45:30
Species name:   Spheniscus demersus -- African (Jackass) Penguin; Brilpikkewyn
Species code:   2

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