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King penguin Aptenodytes patagonicus

Observer

ctnash

Date

November 8, 2011 11:32 AM CLST

Description

Hundreds on nesting beach. Adults, newly hatched and moulting juveniles.

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King Penguin Aptenodytes patagonicus

Observer

meurkc

Date

December 14, 1995

Description

Sandy Bay; large colony; here adult and chick

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King Penguin Aptenodytes patagonicus

Observer

ecologyelise

Date

February 25, 2010

Description

Melanistic individual

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King Penguin Aptenodytes patagonicus

Observer

ecologyelise

Date

February 23, 2010

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King Penguin Aptenodytes patagonicus

Observer

ecologyelise

Date

February 22, 2010

Description

At Godthul

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King Penguin Aptenodytes patagonicus

Observer

greglasley

Date

February 2, 2005

Description

King Penguin
Aptenodytes patagonicus
St. Andrews Bay
South Georgia
2 February 2005

2nd shot shows a view of this King Penguin colony. These are incredible places to visit.

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King Penguin Aptenodytes patagonicus

Observer

greglasley

Date

February 1, 2005

Description

King Penguins
Aptenodytes patagonicus
Fortuna Bay, South Georgia
1 February 2005

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King Penguin Aptenodytes patagonicus

Observer

greglasley

Date

January 25, 2003

Description

King Penguin
Aptenodytes patagonicus
Gold Harbor, South Georgia
25 January 2003

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King Penguin Aptenodytes patagonicus

Observer

greglasley

Date

November 28, 2001

Description

King Penguin
Macquarie Island,
Tasmania
28 Nov 2001

Two photos of a King Penguin swimming

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What

King Penguin Aptenodytes patagonicus

Observer

greglasley

Date

January 28, 1996

Description

King Penguin
Salisbury Plain,
South Georgia
28 Jan 1996

The 2nd shot shows a small portion of the colony of more than 100,000 King Penguins at this location. This is one of the most incredible wildlife experiences in the world.

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King Penguin Aptenodytes patagonicus

Observer

greglasley

Date

January 27, 1996

Description

King Penguin
Gold Harbour,
South Georgia
27 Jan 1996

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King Penguin Aptenodytes patagonicus

Observer

greglasley

Date

January 27, 1996

Description

King Penguins
Cooper Bay,
South Georgia
27 Jan 1996

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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.