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Adelie Penguin Pygoscelis adeliae

Described by: Hombron; Jacquinot (1841)
Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Gourdin Island, Antarctica - Nov 24, 2004 © Michael G. Shepard 
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Circumpolar; Southern Ocean; Antarctica and s. subantarctic is.;
Breeds along the coast of Antarctica (Luitpold Coast, Lazarev Coast, Cape Batterbee, Enderby Land, Mawson Coast, Mac Robertson Land, Princess Elizabeth Land (Prydz Bay and Vestfold Hills), Queen Mary Land, Wilkes Land, Adelie Land (Pointe Geologie), George V Land (Commonwealth Bay), w. coast of the Ross Sea (Cape Adare, Possession Is., Cape Hallett, Coulman Is., Franklin Is., Beaufort Is., Cape Crozier), Marie Byrd Land (Siple Is.), Antarctic Peninsula (Adelaide Is., Anvers Is., Trinity Peninsula, Joinville Is.)), s. Atlantic Ocean on the is. of the Scotia Arc (South Shetlands, South Orkney, South Sandwich) and Bouvet Is. and s. Pacific Ocean on the Balleny, Scott and Peter I Is.
Disperses n. to New Zealand, Falkland Is., South Georgia, Kerguelen, Heard Is. and Macquarie Is.


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation


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


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