Chinstrap Penguin

Chinstrap Penguin (Pygoscelis antarctica)


Family – Spheniscidae – all penguins are in this family
Genus – Pygoscelis, the Brush-tailed penguins – Adelie, Chinstrap, Gentoo
Species – P. antarcticus
Size – ~28 inches tall
Weight – ~10 pounds
Diet – Krill
AKA: Ringed penguin, Bearded penguin, Stonecracker penguin
Conservation Status – Least concern



Chinstrap Penguins

**Feature image at the top of the post is deception island  by Christopher Michel, on Flickr**

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