Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Penguins :: King Penguin

King Penguin Aptenodytes patagonicus

Described by: Miller, J. F. (1778)
Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors

Photographs

Zurich Zoo, Zurich, Switzerland - Jun 19, 2002 © Jose Viana  New Island, Falkland Islands - Feb, 2001 © Stuart MacKay  New Island, Falkland Islands - Feb, 2001 © Stuart MacKay  Salisbury Plain, South Georgia, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands - Nov 17, 2004 © Michael G. Shepard  near Port Stanley, East Falkland Island, Falkland Islands - Feb 7, 2003 © Peter R. Bono 
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Range

Circumpolar in the Southern Ocean;
Three breeding populations n. of 60S on subantarctic is.;
(1) s. Atlantic Ocean (East Falkland, South Georgia and South Sandwich Is.). Formerly bred in the South Shetlands and the is. off Cape Horn (s. Chile on Horn Is. and s. Argentina on Staten Is.).
(2) S. Indian Ocean (Marion, Prince Edward, Crozet, Kerguelen, and Heard Is.). S. Pacific Ocean (Macquarie Is.). Disperses n. to about 40S and wanders n. to s. Argentina (Chubut) and South Africa (Cape of Good Hope)(?) and s. to the coast of Antarctica.

Videos

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Sounds

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References

Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.

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