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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 73

Aptenodytes longirostris, Scop. (King Penguin.)

Aptenodytes longirostris, Scop. (King Penguin.)

The examination of a series of eight eggs gave me the following result: They exhibit much variety in size and shape; the typical form is pear-shaped, but sometimes they are elongate, inclining to an elliptical form, with an attenuated smaller end. The largest of the former in this series measures 4.1in. by 3in.; and the smallest of the latter measures 4.1in. by 2.7in.