I don't think anyone knows why emperor penguin
chicks have the markings of grey, black and white that they have on
their heads. Other penguin chicks are a uniform grey (or brown
in the case of king penguins), maybe it's to break up the endless vistas
of white and shades of blue in the Antarctic.
This picture by Jerome Maison. © 2005 Bonne Pioche
Productions / Alliance De Production Cinematographique.
Warner Brothers film The March of the Penguins used here by permission
Warner Bros - March of the
Picture book of the movie