Galapagos Penguin symbiotically feeding with Brown Pelican

Galapagos Penguin symbiotically feeding with Brown Pelican
Species: Galapagos Penguin   Spheniscus mendiculus
Author: Chris Charles
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Added to IBC: 18 Dec 2011 - 03:37
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Altitude (m): 
42 meters


When the Pelican had plunged his beak into the water the penguin would take up station beside the Pelicans beak & take those fish that escaped along with the expelled water. See also


Chris Charles, IBC990510. Accessible at

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Chris Charles, IBC990510. Photo of Galapagos Penguin Spheniscus mendiculus at Baltra, Galapagos Islands. Accessible at

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