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Adelie Penguin
Leaping From An Iceberg
Adelie Penguin
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Penguins (order Sphenisciformes, family Spheniscidae) are an order of flightless birds living in the southern hemisphere. They are not, contrary to popular belief, only found in cold climates, such as Antarctica. Many species live as far north as the Galapagos Islands and will occasionally cross the equator while feeding.

Penguins like to stay and move within large groups. Most penguins live off krill, fish, squid, and other forms of sealife that they catch while swimming underwater. They spend half of their life time on land and half in the oceans.

The largest species is the Emperor Penguin: adults average about 1.1 meter tall and mass 30 or more kilograms. The smallest penguin species is the Little Blue Penguin (also known as the Fairy Penguin), which is typically 35 to 40 cm tall and 1 kilogram. Generally larger penguins retain heat better and thus inhabit colder regions, while smaller penguins are found in temperate or even tropical climates.

Adaptation
Penguins are superbly adapted to an aquatic life. Their wings have become flippers, useless for flight in the air; in the water, however, penguins are astonishingly agile. Within the smooth plumage a layer of air is preserved, ensuring buoyancy. This is the reason a chain of air bubbles stretches behind a diving penguin. The air layer also helps insulate the bird in the icy waters of the Antarctic. The plumage of penguins in tropical and temperate zones is much thinner.

On land, they use their tails and wings to maintain balanced. When there is an emergency, they would drop to the ground immediately and stretch their wings start to creep fast on snow. Sometimes they even can slide down a slope using their tails and wings to control directions.

All penguins have a white underside and a dark (mostly black) upperside. This is for camouflage. A predator looking up from below (such as a Killer Whale or a Leopard Seal) has difficulty distinguishing between a white penguin belly and the reflective water surface.

Diving penguins reach 6 to 12 km/h, though there are reports about velocities of 27 km/h (which are probably realistic in the case of precipitate flight). The small penguins don't usually dive deep. Their prey is caught near the surface, and most dives are only one or two minutes in duration. They can dive deep in case of need, however: the large Emperor Penguin has been recorded reaching a depth of 267 metres and staying down for 18 minutes.

On land, penguins are clumsy. They either waddle on their feet or slide on their belly across the snow. However, they can actually run as fast or faster than most humans. They slide on their stomachs, called "tobogganing", to conserve energy and move relatively fast at the same time.

Penguins have an excellent sense of hearing. Their eyes are adapted for underwater vision, and are their primary means of locating prey and avoiding predators; in air, conversely, they are nearsighted. Their sense of smell has not been researched so far.
Taxonmony
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Sphenisciformes
Family: Spheniscidae
Source: Wikipedia Read more about Penguins
AUDIO CLIPS
Emperor Penguin
Streaming  RAM  Hear Sound
National Geographic - Creature Feature Archive
Emperor Penguin
Adelie Penguin
Streaming  RAM  Hear Sound
ABC Archives and Library Services
Adelie Penguin
Gentoo Penguin
Streaming  RAM  Hear Sound
ABC Archives and Library Services
Gentoo Penguin
Little Penguin
Streaming  RAM  Hear Sound
ABC Archives and Library Services
Little Penguin
Macaroni Penguin
Streaming  RAM  Hear Sound
ABC Archives and Library Services
Macaroni Penguin
Rockhopper Penguin
Streaming  RAM  Hear Sound
ABC Archives and Library Services
Rockhopper Penguin
Penguin
0.088MB  WAV  Hear Sound
JungleWalk
Penguin
Yellow-Eyed Penguin
0.046MB  MP3  Hear Sound
Kiwi Wildlife Tours
Yellow-Eyed Penguin
Emperor Penguin
0.065MB  WAV  Hear Sound
Wild Sanctuary - The voice of the living world
Differences in their calls help to distinguish males from females.
Humboldt Penguin
0.049MB  AU  Hear Sound
Aves de Chile
Humboldt Penguin sound
Adelie penguin
0.353MB  MP3  Hear Sound
Antarctica 2000
Adelie penguin colony
Adelie penguin
0.117MB  MP3  Hear Sound
Antarctica 2001
Adelie penguin chicks begging for food
Chinstrap penguin
0.403MB  MP3  Hear Sound
Antarctica 2002
Chinstrap penguin rookery
Emperor penguin
0.469MB  MP3  Hear Sound
Antarctica 2003
Emperor penguins at the sea ice edge
Little Penguin
0.151MB  AIFF  Hear Sound
Tasmania - Dept. of Primary Industries, Water, and Environment
At night, and especially during the breeding season, the noisy din of a penguin colony can be considerable, as you can hear here.
Royal Penguin
0.008MB  RA  Hear Sound
web.edunet4u.net/~nature/
Royal Penguin call
Humboldt Penguin
0.008MB  RA  Hear Sound
web.edunet4u.net/~nature/
Humboldt Penguin call
Adelie Penguin
MP3  Hear Sound
National Geographic
Adelie Penguin sound clip
Rockhopper Penguin
0.065MB  WAV  Hear Sound
Harry Foundalis Home Page
Rockhopper Penguin
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