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The Penguins of Macquarie Island

Australia, 1956 (MIFF 1957, Mostly of Birds)

Director: R. Carrick

Life in the rookeries, the distinguishing features of the birds, their nesting habits, the incubation and the development of the chicks of all species, are covered in this film.

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