Friday, April 10, 2015

Macaroni Penguins from Antarctica

Antartica - Antarctic Continent
El Pinguino Macaroni (Eudyptes chrysolophus), con sus 70 cm de altura y cerca de 6 kg de peso, es el ejemplar mas grande de esta familia, junto al Pinguino Real.  Se caracteriza por su penacho de plumas amarillas y ojos rojos.   Realiza su reproduccion en la Peninsula Antartica y en islas de la region Subantartica, lejos de la presencia del hombre.  Su población se estima en mas de 11 millones de parejas, 5 millones de ellos en las islas Georgia del Sur.

From an on-line translator:
The Macaroni Penguin (Eudyptes chrysolophus), with its 70 cm high and about 6 kg, is the largest specimen of this family together with the Pinguino Real. It is characterized by its tuft of yellow feathers and red eyes. Make your playback on the Antarctic Peninsula and sub-Antarctic islands, away from the presence of man. Its population is estimated at more than 11 million pairs, five million of them in South Georgia.

The back of the postcard also has this written on the back in English:

Macaroni Penguins form part of a family with six species, of which only two live in subantarctic and Antarctic waters, including this one.  The other four species live on islands in New Zealand waters. This species breeds on the Antarctic Peninsula and on Antarctic or subantarctic islands such as the South Shetland, South Georgia, Diego Ramirez, Noir and others.

Fotografia: Colin Monteath  / Daniel Bruhin W.

This postcard is postmarked in 2014 with two stamps from Chile.
Chile stamp 2011
Rapa Nui, 4 10
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The Rapa Nui are the native Polynesian inhabitants 
of Easter Island (a special territory of Chile). 
The traditional form of the Rapa Nui's body painting is called Takona. 
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Chile stamp 2013
The 3rd Anniversary of the 
Rescue of 33 Miners at the 
San José Mine,  $ 500

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