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The African Penguin: A Natural History

The African Penguin: A Natural History

The African Penguins' origins, behaviour, biology, life, food, feeding, breeding and development.
Hockey, Phil
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Title: The African Penguin
Subtitle: A Natural History
Author: Phil Hockey
Struik Publishers
Cape Town, South Africa 2001
ISBN 1868725235 / ISBN 1-86872-523-5
ISBN 9781868725236 / ISBN 978-1-86872-523-6
Softcover, 15x21 cm, 72 pages, many colour photos

Description:

The Jackass (African) Penguin colony at Boulders Beach near Simonstown (Cape Town) is one of the country's biggest tourist attractions, drawing approximately 250000 visitors per annum. These endemic birds and their peculiar antics are a source of enormous fascination for all who visit them. This guide examines the penguins' origins, their relation to other ocean birds, and various aspects of their behaviour and biology, including adaptation to life underwater, life on land, food and feeding, breeding and development of young.

Content:

INTRODUCTION
FACT FILE
PERSPECTIVE
ADAPTATIONS FOR LIFE UNDER WATER
FOOD AND FEEDING
LIFE ON LAND: THE BREEDING SEASON
POPULATION: HISTORY, TRENDS AND THREATS
THE BOULDERS COLONY: CAPE TOWN'S URBAN PENGUINS
THE COLONIAL MIX
INDEX


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