Thursday, December 13, 2012

Gentoo Penguin


Animal You | Gentoo Penguin | The gentoo penguin is easily recognizable by broadband white lies like a hat on top of the head and bright red-orange beak. They have pale white-pink webbed feet and a line long enough - the largest tail of all penguins. Chicks have gray backs with white fronts. Gentoo Adults reach a height of 51-90 cm (20-36 inches), and the third largest species of penguin after the two giant species, the emperor penguin and the king penguin. For women, the maximum weight of 8.2 kg (18 lb), just before the move, but its weight is reduced to only 4.5 kg (10 pounds) when guarding the chicks in the nest. The northern birds are on average 700 g (1.5 lb) heavier and 10 cm (4 inches) above the birds south. Gentoo Penguins South reach 75-80 cm (30-31 inches) in length. They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km / h. Gentoo are adapted to cold climates difficult.

Colonies of gentoo penguins on the surface is free of ice. While in penguin colonies nest inside among the tufts of grass, a small change location every year because the grass can be trampled over time. Running Gentoo in many sub-Antarctic islands. The main colonies in the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Kerguelen Islands, small populations are found on Macquarie Island, Heard, South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. The total breeding population is estimated at more than 300,000 pairs. The stones are jealously guarded and your property may be subject to disputes between individual penguins noisy.

In the water, sea lions, leopard seals and killer whales are predators of the Gentoo. On land, there are complete Gentoo adult predators. Can fly eggs Skua, however, some other birds have managed to get chicks.  

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