Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Penguins :: Emperor Penguin

Emperor Penguin Aptenodytes forsteri

Described by: Gray, G. R. (1844)
Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Cape Washington, Antarctica - Jan, 2007 © Wout Koppers  Cape Washington, Antarctica - Jan, 2007 © Wout Koppers  near Larson Ice Shelf/Snow Hill, Antarctica - Nov 25, 2004 © Michael G. Shepard 
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Circumpolar; Antarctica and surrounding waters between 66S and 78S;
Breeds on the Filchner Ice Shelf, Coats Land: Gould Bay, Dawson-Lambton, Halley Bay (Emperor Bay), Stancomb-Wills Promontory, Drescher Inlet, Dronning Maud Land: Riiser-Larsen, Atka Bay, Sanae, Lasarev Ice Shelf, Riiser-Larsen Peninsula, Kemp Land: Kloa Point, Fold Is., Taylor Glacier, Douglas Is., Mac Robertson Land: Cape Darnley, Vestfold Hills, Amanda Bay, Princess Elizabeth Land: Pingvin Is., Gaussberg, Queen Mary Land: Haswell Is., Shackleton Ice Shelf, Davis Sea, Wilkes Land: Bowman Is.; Adelie Land: Pointe Geologie Archipelago, Victoria Land: w. coast of the Ross Sea, Cape Roget, Coulman Is., Cape Washington, Franklin Is., e. coast of the Ross Ice Shelf: Little America and Dion Is. off the s. Antarctic Peninsula).
Disperses n. to New Zealand, s. South America, Falkland Is., South Georgia, S. Orkney, Kerguelen and Heard Is.


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


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