Chinstrap penguin jumping in Antarctica

Name: Chinstrap penguin

Scientific name: Pygoscelis  antarctica


Status: close to South Georgia, during expedition 1978

Dynamic: probably hunting on krill

Special: 4 kg, 53 centimeter down to 65 degree south, antarctic peninsula and coastal islands, population 12 millions, breeding Oct - Feb, predator leopard seal, prey krill

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Adelie penguin Kinder Garten (Phygoscelis adeliae) - closely related to chinstraps, less aggressive, 4 - 5 kg, 55 cm, the most abundant penguin of the planet, probably > 20 million pairs, circumpolar 77.5 deg. South, predator leopard seal, prey krill

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