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Bird of the Week: Chinstrap Penguin

By January 31, 2013

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This week's featured bird is the second most populous penguin on earth - the chinstrap penguin population is estimated at 17-18 million birds today. Aptly named for their thin facial line that looks like the strap holding on their dark crown "helmet", these Antarctic-dwelling penguins are easy to recognize.

Have you seen a chinstrap penguin in the wild or in captivity? Share your experiences in the comments!

Chinstrap Penguin
Photo Liam Quinn

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