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Pygoscelis antarcticus

Pygoscelis antarcticusis commonly referred to as Chinstrap Penguin. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for aquarium keeping. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
12984 
AphiaID:
225783 
Scientific:
Pygoscelis antarcticus 
German:
Zügelpinguin 
English:
Chinstrap Penguin 
Category:
 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Aves (Class) > Sphenisciformes (Order) > Spheniscidae (Family) > Pygoscelis (Genus) > antarcticus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Forster, ), 1781 
Sea depth:
0 - 70 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 68cm 
Weight:
4, kg 
Temperature:
-1,5°C - 9,4°C 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-04-29 19:46:21 

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Chinstrap Penguins are named after the easily recognizable black line that runs under their chin.
These penguins are found on the Antarctic coasts and on a number of islands in the Southern Ocean.

Their behaviour is similar to that of the other two members of their genus, the Gentoo and Adelie Penguins.
Like other bird species, these little fellows were observed trying to incubate a stone after an egg was stolen or damaged.

Pygoscelis antarcticus breeds on irregular rocky coasts in ice-free areas and forms large colonies of hundreds to thousands of birds.
Winter migration can be extensive and winter habitats are usually pelagic and located north of the sea ice edge.


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