Photo of Penguin Pecking on Enclosure at Aquarium of Pacific
Photo: Aquarium of the Pacific Penguin Habitat
Penguins at the Aquarium of the Pacific Penguin Habitat like to peck at the exhibit walls and spaces from time to time. The birds are known to use their bills and beaks for everything from exploring and eating to aggressiveness and fighting. Shown in the picture is a penguin pecking at the glass enclosure. The display glass must be buffed from time to time to smooth out scratches.
Penguins generally defend a territory within pecking distance of their nest.
Chicks beg for food by constant pecking around the parents bill.