Magellanic penguins wear the typical black and white tuxedo pattern, which is an adaptation called counter-shading. To prey swimming below, the penguin’s white belly blends in with the sunlight above. To predators swimming above, the penguin’s black back blends in with the dark sea below.
Did you Know?
While most groups of birds are called flocks, a group of penguins has a different name, a waddle, obviously based on the awkward way they walk on land.