Chinstrap Penguin

Chinstrap Penguins grow to 68 cm in length, and a weight of 6 kg Their diet consists of krill, shrimp and fish.

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The Chinstrap Penguin is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Chinstrap Penguin (Pygoscelis antarcticus) is a species of penguin which is found in the South Sandwich Islands, Antarctica, the South Orkneys, South Shetland, South Georgia, Bouvet Island and Balleny. Their name derives from the narrow black band under their heads which makes it appear as if they are wearing black helmets, making them one of the most easily identified types of penguin. Other names for them are "Ringed Penguins", "Bearded Penguins", and "Stonecracker Penguins" due to their harsh call. More

Chinstrap Penguins feed almost exclusively on krill (Euphasia superba). Other crustaceans and fish play a minor role. Credits | Feedback | Home | Sitemap copyright, PenguinWorld. More

* For nesting, Chinstrap penguins often select lofty sites that are the first to become snow-free, to ensure the maximum amount of time to raise their chicks. * Chinstraps are regarded as one of the bolder and more pugnacious of the17 penguin species. * They can dive to a maximum of 230 feet; with most dives lasting for just half a minute. More

Chinstrap Penguins are one of the most easily identifiable penguins due to the thin black line that runs from ear to ear under their chin. It looks like a chinstrap, which is where their name originates. They are coloured blue-black on their back, white on their front, and their feathers are dense to act as insulation and provide waterproofing. They have red eyes and their bill is black in colour. More

The largest populations of Chinstrap Penguins are found on the S. Sandwich Islands. There are however significant population centers spread eastwards from S. Sandwich to the Antarctic Peninsula. Many of these populations expanded rapidly during the early second half of the 20th century, but have been in decline in recent years. Census data is patchy, but figures exist for several sites. In the mid-1980s, about 55000 breeding pairs (bp) in 126 colonies were found on the W. coast of the Antarctic Peninsula (Poncet and Poncet 1987. More

Chinstrap penguin (Pygoscelis antarcticus) = * Wildlife Finder * Animals * Chinstrap penguin Portrait of a chinstrap penguin Chinstrap penguins are well adapted for the extreme cold of the Antarctic waters. Their short, densely packed feathers act as insulation to keep the heat in, as well as a water proofing layer to keep the water out. More

Chinstrap Penguin - Pygoscelis Antarctica - bullet Distinguishing features bullet Sub-species bullet Height & Weight bullet Breeding locations bullet Nesting Behaviour bullet Principal Diet bullet Alternative names Distinguishing features Chinstrap penguins are white on the front and More

Description: The recognizable Chinstrap Penguin is black above and white below. It has a conspicuous, diagonal black stripe that extends from the cap, through the throat, under the bill, and to the other side of the cap. From the front, it looks as if the penguin is wearing a helmet. The Chinstrap Penguin is one of the smaller penguin species and grows to a height of about 27 inches and weighs 9 to 14 pounds. More

The chinstrap penguin is a small species of penguin which is found in habiting the rocky land and islands of the Antarctic Ocean. The chinstrap penguins name derives from the narrow black band under their heads. Chinstrap penguins are one of the most easily identifiable of all of the penguin species, mainly due to the marking on their chins. Chinstrap penguins are also known to congregate together in their millions on small Antarctic islands. More

The chinstrap penguin, Pygoscelis antarctica (Forster, 1781), like the emperor penguin, was also first described by Johann Reinhold Forster, who accompanied Captain Cook on his voyage of the HMS Resolution in 1772. They are characterized by their "chinstrap"—a narrow band of black feathers found just beneath the chin that extends from ear to ear. The chinstrap helps distinguish this species from two other penguins in the same genus, the Adélies and gentoos. Chinstraps stand about 76 cm tall and weigh about 4 kg. More

Chinstrap Penguins live and breed in large colonies. They often live on large icebergs on the open ocean. Chinstrap Penguins dive off to catch fish and krill. They are the boldest penguin and are most likely to fight other penguins. Other names for the Chinstrap Penguin are ' Ringed Penguins., ' Bearded Penguins', and ' Stonecracker Penguins' due to their harsh call. More

Chinstrap penguins live on the Antarctic peninsula and islands that are close by. Chinstrap rookeries are large. Some have millions of penguins. Chinstrap rookeries are on steep hills. Nests, eggs, and chicks: Chinstrap penguins build circle nests of stones. The female lays 2 eggs. The eggs are incubated by both parents. After about 35 days the eggs hatch. The Chinstrap chicks are gray. More

Chinstrap penguins may be the most abundant penguin, with a population estimated at 7.5 million breeding pairs. 2. Chinstraps can reach depths of 70 m (230 ft), but most dives are less than 45 m (148 ft). 3. Most dives last between 20-30 seconds. 4. For more information about penguins, explore the PENGUIN INFOBOOK. More

The Chinstrap penguin is closely related to two other penguins, the Gentoo (Pygoscelis papua) and the Adélie (Pygoscelis adeliae). Distribution & Abundance - Distribution: Chinstrap penguins breed mainly on the Antarctic Peninsula and on islands in the South Atlantic Ocean. There is a small breeding population on the Balleny Islands, south of New Zealand. More

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Chinstrap Penguins are widely distributed in Antarctica. We saw them on Elephant Island, Deception Island and Livingstone Island. Cape Wild, Elephant Island Chinstrap Penguins off Cape Wild Chinstrap Penguins leap out of the water like a school of dolphins. Cape Lookout, Elephant Island Chinstrap Penguin at Cape Lookout Chinstrap Penguins are easily distinguished by the narrow black stripe under the white face. More

Chinstrap Penguin Pygoscelis antarctica gathered on iceberg Image: 54T5245-01 Buy/Enquire/Request Image Add Photo to Lightbox View Larger Photo View your Lightbox Order Print of Photo Chinstrap Penguin (Pygoscelis antarctica) - gathered on iceberg. More

Chinstrap Penguin is 4.5 kg (10 lbs) . Weight can range from 3 to 6 kg (6.6-13.2 lbs), with males being slightly larger and weight varying based on where the penguin is in the breeding cycle. Their diet consists of krill (a shrimp-like sea creature), shrimp and fish. More

Chinstrap Penguin on Rocky Coast - Photograph by Gordon Wiltsie A chinstrap penguin gazes out from the rocky coast of King George Island in Antarctica. More

Here are our chinstrap penguin pictures, to make any of the chinstrap penguin pictures bigger just click on the picture. We add new pictures regularly. Feel free to use any of these chinstrap penguin pictures for school projects or for any other personal use. More

Called Chinstrap penguins because of their characteristic band of dark feathers under the chin that appears to be keeping their dark hats on, these are the smallest of three species of Pygoscelis penguins. They average about 4.5kg and 68cm tall. According to the books they are particularly noisy and aggressive, infiltrating and taking over Adélie colonies, though from what I saw of them I would put them behind Adélies in aggression and volume. More

The mark of the Chinstrap Penguin is the line that goes under it's chin. Penguins are very efficient swimmers That spend up to 75% of there life at sea. When traveling fast penguins "porpoise," or leap clear of the water, every few feet. This enables them to breath and decreases their chances of being caught by a predator. Penguins unique colour is also there to keep them safe. More

Chinstrap Penguin (Chinstrap Penguin copulation) Location: Half Moon Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica GPS: -63.6W, -59.9N MAP Date: January 21, 2010 ID: 7C2V3319 Chinstrap Penguin Picture Location: Half Moon Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica GPS: -63.6W, -59. More

Chinstrap penguins get their name from the small black band that runs under their chin. They are about 2 feet tall and weigh about 10 pounds. They feed on krill and fish. Chinstrap penguins are the most common penguins with a population of about 13 million. They often live on large icebergs on the open ocean in the Antarctic region. More

Chinstrap penguin (Pygoscelis antarcticus) = Species information - * Facts & Status * Description * Range & Habitat * Biology * Threats & Conservation * Find out more * Glossary & References * All * More

A gentle gust of wind will cause your Chinstrap Penguin to "waddle" in the yard. Your penguin will always face down wind when placed properly on a pole/stake or a indoor-outdoor stand. * Adult Penguins are 4lbs, stand 22" * Baby Penguins are 1.5 lbs, stand 12". * Stands are sold separately and will give the Penguin his/her patented 360 More

Chinstrap penguins, or Pygoscelis antarctica, are among the most unique and endearing of all penguins. Because of their features, they are easily recognizable, even by those who are novice animal lovers. They are also among the most numerous in the animal kingdom. However, like all penguins, they face an uphill battle for survival. As global warming takes habitat away from them, and eco-tourism's true impacts are just beginning to be understood, even seemingly stable populations of penguins are susceptible to outside influences. More

* Chinstrap Penguin, Pygoscelis antarctica * Gentoo Penguin, Pygoscelis papua * Eudyptula – Little penguins * Little Blue Penguin, Eudyptula minor * Northern Little Penguin, Eudyptula albosignata (provisional) * Spheniscus – Banded penguins * Magellanic Penguin, Spheniscus magellanicus * Humboldt Penguin, Spheniscus More

Order : Sphenisciformes
Family : Spheniscidae
Genus : Pygoscelis
Species : antarcticus
Authority : (Forster, 1781)