Chinstrap Penguin
Chinstrap Penguin ©www.wildrepublic.com

Order Sphenisciformes

Family Spheniscidae

Genus Pygoscelis

Class Aves

Scientific Name

Pygoscelis antarctica

Thumbnail Description

  • Male penguins are larger than the females.
  • They have pink legs and feet.
  • The penguin also swims 80 km (50 mi) offshore.
chinstrap penguin
Chinstrap penguin swimming ©www.mydestinationunknown.com

Size & Weight

BODY-LENGTH: 72 centimeters (28 in)

WEIGHT: 3–5 kilograms (6.6–11.0 lb)

Habitat

Unknown

Range

Antarctica, Argentina, Bouvet Island, Chile, Falkland Islands, French Southern Territories, South Georgia, South Sandwich Islands, Saint Helena, Tristan da Cunha

Diet

Krill, squid, fish, shrimp

Number of Eggs

2 eggs

chinstrap penguin
chinstrap penguin ©true-wildlife.blogspot.com

Breeding Season

Unknown

Incubation Period

37 days

Nestling Period

20–30 days

Fledging Period

50–60 days

Gestation Period

Unknown

Weaning Period

Unknown

Sexual Maturity

Unknown

Population

8,000,000

Lifespan

Unknown

Speed

Unknown

Baby Name

Unknown

Home Range

Unknown

Group Size

Unknown

Predators

Brown skua, leopard seal, sheathbill

Behavior

Unknown

Conservation Status

Least Concern