Penguins join the necrophilia club

The Adélie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) has joined the club of bird species that are known to be engaged in necrophiliac behavior. In fact, in retrospect, the Adélie penguin is the first ever bird species in which necrophilia has been observed. In a publication, titled ‘Dr. George Murray Levick (1876–1956): unpublished notes on the sexual habits […]