Macaroni Penguin

photo taken by Quark Passenger

Macaroni Penguins are named after trendy hats worn by 18th century men called 'macaronis'

photo taken by Quark Passenger

Photo taken by Quark passenger

he largest gathering of macaroni penguins is on South Georgia Island, with almost 3 million breeding pairs

Photo taken by Quark passenger

Photo taken by Quark passenger

The macaroni penguin is mainly active during the day

Photo taken by Quark passenger

Photo taken by Quark passenger

Macaroni penguins return to the breeding colonies each year in October and November, with males arriving before the females

Photo taken by Quark passenger

Photo taken by Quark Passenger

Average weight: 5.5 kg

Photo taken by Quark Passenger

Photo by Quark passenger

An estimated four million tonnes of krill are consumed by macaroni penguins every year

Photo by Quark passenger

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