macaroni-penguin.jpeg A member of my family (protecting privacy here) is working as the bird-lecturer on a cruise ship in the Falklands region right now. After a wild-life tour of West Point Island he wrote:

The most incredible story was the departing gent who complained to an arriving birdo that there were only albatrosses present as it was too far for penguins to walk. He had walked the loop track unblissfully unaware that he was blind to the 400 pairs of penguins present. There must be a medical term for that - albatriprioriphenia?

Macaroni penguin from photo by Georgina Strange, Design in Nature.

Leave a comment: