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A King Penguin showing its orange auricular patch.

A distinct colour-patch of feathers over or about the ear.[1]

Examples [1]

References

  1. ^ a b Simpson & Day (1999). A Field Guide to the Birds of Australia, 6th Edition. Penguin. ISBN 0-691-04995-5. 
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