Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Penguins :: Chinstrap Penguin

Chinstrap Penguin Pygoscelis antarctica

Described by: Forster, J. R. (1781)
Alternate common name(s): Bearded Penguin, Ringed Penguin, Antarctic Penguin
Old scientific name(s): Pygoscelis antarcticus


Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica - Feb, 2004 © Wout Koppers  Gourdin Island, Antarctica - Nov 24, 2004 © Michael G. Shepard 
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Circumpolar; Antarctica and subantarctic is. in the sw. Atlantic Ocean; Antarctic seas s. to ca. 65S;
Breeds mainly on is. in the sw. Atlantic Ocean including Ilsa Hornos off ex. s. Chile, the South Shetlands (Deception, Livingston, Robert, Nelson, King George I, Snow, Smith and Low Is.), the South Orkney (Coronation, Signy, Moe, Mariholm, Powell, Saddle, Laurie and Frederiksen Is.),the South Sandwich and South Georgia Is. and the Antarctic Peninsula (Antarctica including the Trinity Peninsula, Alcock Is., is. of the Gerlache Straits as far s. as Anvers Is. and in lesser numbers in the se. Atlantic Ocean on Bouvet Is., in the s. Indian Ocean on Heard Is. (?) and in the s. Pacific Ocean on Balleny Is., Scott Is., and Peter I Is.
Dispersaes n. to Tasmania, Falkland Is., Crozet, Kerguelen and Macquarie Is. and s. to the coast of Antarctica.


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


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