Monday, December 8, 2008

Different types of penguins

A giant amongst us.... kings penguin, chinstrap and gentoo...

Adelie penguin
There are 38 colonies of Adelie penguins and over 5 million Adelies in the Ross Sea Region. With a reduction in sea ice and scarcity of food, their numbers have dropped by 65% over the past 25 years

Gentoo penguin
The total breeding population is estimated to be over 300,000 pairs on the subantarctic islands

Chinstrap penguin
There are approximately 7,500,000 breeding pairs in the South Sandwich Islands, Antarctica, the South Orkneys, South Shetland, South Georgia, Bouvet Island, Balleny and Peter Island.

living in a world of luxury: Magellanic penguin in a colony in the Beagle Channel close to Ushuaia:
Breeding in coastal Argentina, Chile and the Falkland Islands, with some migrating to Brazil, this is the most numerous of penguins.

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