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    • Aptenodytes patagonicus
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Recent observations

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King Penguin Aptenodytes patagonicus

Observer

clinton

Date

March 12, 2006 09:00 AM NZDT

Description

The upright white blob in the centre of the image.

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King Penguin Aptenodytes patagonicus

Observer

scottbuckel

Date

February 12, 2006 05:32 AM CST

Description

Salisbury Plain, South Georgia

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King Penguin Aptenodytes patagonicus

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scottbuckel

Date

February 12, 2006 04:38 AM CST

Description

Salisbury Plain, South Georgia

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King Penguin Aptenodytes patagonicus

Observer

scottbuckel

Date

November 5, 2012 04:43 PM CST

Description

There over 200,000 King Penguins in this colony, this hill top has to be in the top ten views anywhere! It is a delight to the photographer in me, I love the backlit chicks.

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King Penguin Aptenodytes patagonicus

Observer

scottbuckel

Date

November 3, 2012 08:27 AM COT

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King Penguin Aptenodytes patagonicus

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scottbuckel

Date

November 2, 2012 11:08 AM COT

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King Penguin Aptenodytes patagonicus

Observer

redabbott

Date

January 12, 2014 07:39 AM PST
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Description from Wikipedia

The King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus) is the second largest species of penguin at about 11 to 16 kg (24 to 35 lb), second only to the Emperor Penguin. There are two subspecies—A. p. patagonicus and A. p. halli; patagonicus is found in the South Atlantic and halli elsewhere.

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Conservation Summary

    Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.
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