Observations in the Family: Spheniscidae

Common Name: Penguins or Pikkewyne

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Happy Families

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Foxy Beach
Observed: 29th January 2016
Added: 13th February 2016
Identifications:1
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Tending to the Eggs

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Foxy Beach
Observed: 29th January 2016
Added: 13th February 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:7
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making sure they were well protected from the suns rays

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Bonding and ringed birds: part of safrings study at UCT?

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: Boulders Beach
Observed: 29th January 2016
Added: 6th February 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:2
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I spotted three ringed birds; two at Boulders and one at the main colony at Foxy Beach. One of the birds at Boulders number was 3036. The second birds number wasn't visible, but it did read 'inform safring..university Cape Town'. The number of the bird at Foxy Beach was 13554.

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Time for a swim

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: Boulders Beach
Observed: 29th January 2016
Added: 6th February 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Sleeping Penguin

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Boulders Beach
Observed: 29th January 2016
Added: 5th February 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:3
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Sleeping Penguin

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Boulders Beach
Observed: 29th January 2016
Added: 3rd February 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Penguin close-up

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Boulders Beach
Observed: 29th January 2016
Added: 1st February 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
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penguin

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By: mary hunter
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSedgefield Island Conservancy
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Location: Cola Beach
Observed: 19th January 2016
Added: 1st February 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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In their element

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Boulders Beach
Observed: 29th January 2016
Added: 1st February 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
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Worshippers of the Sun

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: Boulders Beach
Observed: 29th January 2016
Added: 31st January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Welcome to Boulders

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Boulders Beach
Observed: 29th January 2016
Added: 31st January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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A wave of greeting from a penguin becomes my 1000th bird observation on Ispot

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Cornered Penguins

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Location: Simon's Town
Observed: 3rd December 2015
Added: 24th January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Rescued and tended

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Irma Booysen
Observed: 11th November 2015
Added: 1st January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Photo Credits: Christine Ridge-Shnaufer

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Pikkewyn

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By: Joseph Heymans
Limpopo EDETProtea Atlas ProjectSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSeaweed Atlas
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Location: Hartenbos
Observed: 29th November 2015
Added: 20th December 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:2
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Underwater Swimming Object

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Knysna Waterfront
Observed: 22nd February 2014
Added: 12th August 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:5
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Photo Credits: Christine Ridge-Shnaufer

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African Penguins

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Location: Stoney Point
Observed: 18th June 2015
Added: 23rd June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:3
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The conservation efforts at the penguin colony really is making a difference. I was at the same site about five or six years back and I must say there are many more penguins.

Too bad about development in the area. They are really building everywhere.

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Lost penguin

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By: Ricky Taylor
Crustacean AtlasSea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Perrier's Rocks
Observed: 8th December 2004
Added: 24th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:1
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This moulting bird was found hiding in the rocks. It was rescued, fed up and sent to SeaWorld in Durban and from there to SACCOB in the Cape for release. An unexpected visitor from the Cape

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Penguins at Boulders

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By: Pbsouthwood
Crustacean AtlasSea Coral AtlasSea Fish AtlasSea Slug AtlasSeaKeysSeaKeys GOLDSeaweed AtlasShark BaseSouthern Underwater Research Group
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Location: Boulders penguin reserve
Observed: 15th March 2015
Added: 6th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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African penguins

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By: jacquesvdmerwe
Botanical Society of South AfricaCity of Cape Town Biodiversity Management BranchCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersDarling Wildflower Society
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Location: Robben Island
Observed: 15th February 2015
Added: 16th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
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Visited the island over the weekend, a definite must for all South Africans visiting Cape Town. Apart from the historical significance of the island, it's also home to a colony of very rare African penguins!

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African Penguin

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Location: Boulders Beach, Simons Town
Observed: 1st November 2014
Added: 20th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:7
Comments:0
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Volunteer Time

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By: MViljoen
South African National Parks Honorary Rangers
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Location: V & A Waterfront, Two Oceans Aquarium
Observed: 18th June 2013
Added: 19th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:2
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African Penguins at Boulders

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Location: 1, Kleintuin Rd, Boulders Beach
Observed: 16th October 2014
Added: 28th October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:7
Comments:0
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Couple of Penguins

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By: KoosAdAqua
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSouth African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity
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Location: Bird Island MPA
Observed: 14th September 2014
Added: 7th October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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African Jackass

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By: Tony Rebelo
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: SANCCOB Rietvlei
Observed: 28th June 2014
Added: 18th July 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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African or Jackass Penguin (Simonstown)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
Cape NatureCrustacean AtlasGarden Route Botanical GardenProtea Atlas ProjectSeaKeysSouth African National Parks
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Location: Boulders, Simons Town
Observed: 14th April 2013
Added: 14th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:9
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African or Jackass Penguin - Spheniscus demersus at Boulders Simons Town

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Penguins at Boulders reserve

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By: Pbsouthwood
Crustacean AtlasSea Coral AtlasSea Fish AtlasSea Slug AtlasSeaKeysSeaKeys GOLDSeaweed AtlasShark BaseSouthern Underwater Research Group
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Location: Boulders penguin reserve
Observed: 21st September 2010
Added: 11th April 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:9
Comments:2
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Spheniscus demersus

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Location: Penguin Nature Reserve, Betty's Bay
Observed: 12th February 2014
Added: 6th April 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:1
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Swimming Penguins

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By: UnderwaterWendy
Pisces DiversSea Coral AtlasSea Fish AtlasSea Slug AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Boulders Beach
Observed: 20th February 2014
Added: 6th April 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Penguins of Boulders Beach

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By: UnderwaterWendy
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Location: Boulders Beach
Observed: 20th February 2014
Added: 6th April 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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African Penguin from Boulders

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Location: Boulders Beach
Observed: 30th October 2012
Added: 24th December 2013
Identifications:1
Agreements:7
Comments:0
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