As we all know, penguins like to take long baths, an activity they can conveniently combine with the aquisition of food. Especially after an extended incubation spell during which birds stay up to four weeks on land, it must feel really good to be able to wash off all the mud and grime. And it is understandable that birds returning from a long foraging trip take all the time in the world to preen their now clean again plumage, rearranging each feather individually to acquire perfect insulation, waterproofness and a gorgeous look.

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The Tawaki Project

Tawaki Project

The Tawaki Project is a long-term study of the marine ecology, breeding biology and population dynamics of the world's least known, most enigmatic penguin species - the Fiordland penguin or Tawaki. Here we present a series of short mini-documentaries,…


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The Tawaki Project is a long-term study of the marine ecology, breeding biology and population dynamics of the world's least known, most enigmatic penguin species - the Fiordland penguin or Tawaki. Here we present a series of short mini-documentaries, filmed by the researchers themselves during their field work, highlighting some of the secret lives of tawaki.

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