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beige penguin

Scientists have come across this adorable little leucistic Adelie penguin. He’s not quite albino, because he still has some pigment, but his beige color doesn’t help him much. Apparently the other penguins pick on him, and he hasn’t been able to find a mate yet. This is the first light-colored Adelie penguin recorded, since predators usually easily pick them off from the huge crowd.

Adelie Penguin

Source: TheAge.com.au

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king of birds

Philippine Monkey-Eating Eagle

King of Birds
Picture source Save the Nature for the Future

This eagle is the largest eagle in the world. And it eats macaques. It stands over 3 feet tall and weighs almost 10 pounds. It is endangered, and lives in the Philippines (duh). They now estimate around 200 left in the wild. They lay only one or two eggs a year, like many raptors.

Status: Critically Endangered

Also; check out the feathers!

feather alert!
Picture source Ming’s World

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Falconiformes
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Pithecophaga
Species: P. jefferyi

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