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|name=Adelie Penguin
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|genus=Pygoscelis
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|species=adeliae
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| status = NT
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| status_system = IUCN3.1
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| status_ref = <ref>{{IUCN|id=22697758 |title=''Pygoscelis adeliae'' |assessors=[[BirdLife International]] |version=2013.2 |year=2012 |accessdate=26 November 2013}}</ref>
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| image = Adeliepinguin-01.png
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| binomial = ''Pygoscelis adeliae''
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| binomial_authority = ([[Jacques Bernard Hombron|Hombron]] & [[Honoré Jacquinot|Jacquinot]], 1841)
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The '''Adelie Penguin''', ''Pygoscelis adeliae'' is a species of penguin.
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==Other names==
 
==Other names==
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None known. However, it can be spelt Adélie Penguin as well.
   
 
==Description==
 
==Description==
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It is the smallest Antarctic penguin.{{Definitive}}
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It has a black back and head with white eyerings, belly and breast.<ref name="Bird"/> It also has a reddish-black bill and pink feet.
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===Similar species===
 
===Similar species===
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The Chinstrap is similar, but with a black line around its chin and a black bill. The Gentoo has a white head patch above its eyes and an orange bill.
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==Behaviour==
 
==Behaviour==
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It is often seen on top of ice floes.<ref name="Bird"/> It shoots through the air to dive and then surfaces again, like a porpoise.<ref name="Bird"/>
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===Diet===
 
===Diet===
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It feeds on krill and sometimes fish.{{World}}
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===Calls===
 
===Calls===
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Call and song sounds like a grunting laugh.
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===Reproduction===
 
===Reproduction===
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Nest is a low heap of pebbles, collected by the male.<ref name="World"/>
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==Distribution/habitat==
 
==Distribution/habitat==
 
==References==
 
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{{Reflist}}
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==External links==
 
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* [http://www.xeno-canto.org/browse.php?query=or:565.00 Click here to listen to the Adelie Penguin.]
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Adelie Penguin
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Scientific classification Red Pencil Icon
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Aequorlitornithes
Clade: Ardeae
Clade: Aequornithes
Clade: Austrodyptornithes
Family: Spheniscidae
Genus: Pygoscelis
Species: P. adeliae
Binomial name
Pygoscelis adeliae
(Hombron & Jacquinot, 1841)

The Adelie Penguin, Pygoscelis adeliae is a species of penguin.

Other namesEdit

None known. However, it can be spelt Adélie Penguin as well.

DescriptionEdit

It is the smallest Antarctic penguin.[2] It has a black back and head with white eyerings, belly and breast.[2] It also has a reddish-black bill and pink feet.

Similar speciesEdit

The Chinstrap is similar, but with a black line around its chin and a black bill. The Gentoo has a white head patch above its eyes and an orange bill.

BehaviourEdit

It is often seen on top of ice floes.[2] It shoots through the air to dive and then surfaces again, like a porpoise.[2]

DietEdit

It feeds on krill and sometimes fish.[3]

CallsEdit

Call and song sounds like a grunting laugh.

ReproductionEdit

Nest is a low heap of pebbles, collected by the male.[3]

Distribution/habitatEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Pygoscelis adeliae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d Frances, Peter; et al. (2007). Bird: The Definitive Visual Guide. Dorling Kindersley Inc. ISBN 1564582957. 
  3. ^ a b Harrison, Colin and Greensmith, Alan (1993). Birds of the World. Dorling Kindersley Inc. ISBN 1564582965. 

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