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# 1 wrote:

> Joe wrote:
>
>> > I've analysed the conditions that led to the humanity and the
>> leading of
>> > most of the countries and politics by men. It is a comparision between
>> human > civilisations (of european origins and from other independant
>> ethnies) and > animals societies (ants, pinguins(those of antartica, not
>> from the North > Pole, I think they're both called "pinguins" in
>> english),
>> lions, naked mole > rats, elephants..)
>>
>>
>> Just to say - Arctic flightless seabirds are Auks, Antarctic ones
>> Penguins.
>
>
> ho thanks
>
> that's not obvious because in French, the "pingouins" live in Arctic
> and the
> "manchots" in Antartica
>
> And my English-French dictionnary says "penguin" for both "manchot" AND
> "pingouin", says "auk" as second translation for "pingouin", and
> translates
> "auk" as "pingouin" AND "manchot", so...
>
>
> But I'm pretty well sure that some species of those in Arctic (whatever
> their name are :-)) fly, may it be for only 5-15 meters and that those in
> Antartica are flightless, are always very straight, and walk by balancing
> their weight on their feet (what makes them looking very funny!)


Correct you are - my mistake.  Auks can still fly, though their wings
are very short, and as such they have to flap very quickly. The species
I'm most familiar with is the Puffin, which can by identified by its
brightly coloured beak.