Dog Breeds

Adelie Penguin

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Sphenisciformes
Family: Spheniscidae
Genus: Pygoscelis
Scientific Name: Pygoscelis adeliae
Common Name: Adelie Penguin
Group: Bird
Number Of Species: 1
Location: Coastal Antarctica
Habitat: Antarctic land and ocean
Colour: Black with white chest
Skin Type: Feathers
Size (H): 40cm – 75cm (16in – 30in)
Wingspan: 35cm – 70cm (14in – 27.5in)
Weight: 3kg – 6kg (7lbs – 13lbs)
Top Speed: 72kph (45mph)
Diet: Carnivore
Prey: Krill, Fish, Squid
Predators: Leopard Seal, Skua Gull, Killer Whale
Lifestyle: Diurnal
Group Behaviour: Colony
Life Span: 10 – 20 years
Age Of Sexual Maturity: 2 – 3 years
Incubation Period: 2 months
Average Clutch Size: 2
Name Of Young: Chicks
Age Of Fledging: 90 days
Conservation Status: Least Concern
Estimated Population Size: 5 million
Biggest Threat: Rapid ice melt
Most Distinctive Feature: Small white circle around each eye
Fun Fact: Eats up to 2kg of food per day!


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