Emperor Penguin

Its diet consists primarily of fish, but can also include crustaceans, such as krill, and cephalopods, such as squid. In hunting, the species can remain submerged up to 18 minutes, diving to a depth of 535 m . It has several adaptations to facilitate this, including an unusually structured hemoglobin to allow it to function at low oxygen levels, solid bones to reduce barotrauma, and the ability to reduce its metabolism and shut down non-essential organ functions.

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The Emperor Penguin is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) is the tallest and heaviest of all living penguin species and is endemic to Antarctica. The male and female are similar in plumage and size, reaching 122 cm (48 in) in height and weighing anywhere from 22 to 45 kg (49 to 99 lb). The dorsal side and head are black and sharply delineated from the white belly, pale-yellow breast and bright-yellow ear patches. More

Emperor penguins spend the long winter on the open ice—and even breed during this harsh season. Females lay a single egg and then promptly leave it behind. They undertake an extended hunting trip that lasts some two months! Depending on the extent of the ice pack, females may need to travel some 50 miles (80 kilometers) just to reach the open ocean, where they will feed on fish, squid, and krill. More

Emperor penguins are a key attraction on Antarctic ecotours, and also at Sea World in San Diego, where the Penguin Encounter exhibit is the world's only successful emperor penguin breeding colony outside of Antarctica. WordNet: emperor penguin - Top Home > Library > Literature & Language > WordNetNote: click on a word meaning below to see its connections and related words. More

Emperor penguins are the largest of all the penguins. They stand almost 4 ft. (1.2 meters) tall and weigh 70 to 90 lbs. (30 to 40 kg.). They live and breed at the beginning of winter, on the fast ice all around the Antarctic continent. The total population is estimated to be about 200,000 breeding pairs. Emperor penguins can mate when they are 4 years old and can live to be 20 years of age. More

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* The Emperor penguin is the world's largest penguin. * The Emperor penguin lays its single egg during the coldest time of the year, when temperatures drop to as low as -80 More

True to its name, the emperor penguin is the largest of all penguins and one of the heaviest of all birds. Scientifically speaking, Aptenodytes means 'featherless diver' and alludes to the emperor penguin's astounding ability to dive deeper than any other bird on earth. However, contrary to what this name suggests, emperor penguins do have feathers - 4 layers of them in fact to protect them from the chilling Antarctic weather. More

Emperor penguins are the largest of the penguin family, and endure the worst breeding conditions of any bird. Emperor penguins never attempt to settle on land, they choose ice naturally formed in the sea. What do they sound like? - 1. Emperor penguin leaping out of water onto ice 2. More

Emperor Penguins are the largest species of Penguin. They measure up to 1.1 m (3.5 ft) in height and they weigh up to 37 kgs (82 lbs). Their head and wings are black in colour, their back is blue-black and they are coloured white on their front. They have yellow patches on the side of their neck and their bill is purplish-pink. More

Emperor Penguinedit this page = From Penguin Wiki Emperor Penguin Species Scientific Name: Aptenodytes forsteri World Conservation Union Status: Least Concern Size Height: From 122cm Weight: From 48lbs–82lbs (22kgs–37kgs) Habitat Location: Antarctica More

Emperor penguin colonies are found primarily on pack-ice along the coastline of the antarctic continent and immediately adjacent islands. No subspecies are recognized. Emperor Penguins Emperor Penguin Distribution Map Feeding: Emperor Penguins feeding chick Feeding Chick Emperor penguins eat a variety of fish, crustaceans and cephalopods. The primary foodsource is generally fish, in particular the antarctic silverfish. More

The Emperor Penguin is perhaps best known for the sequence of journeys adults make each year in order to mate and to feed their offspring. The only penguin species that breeds during the Antarctic winter, it treks 50–120 km (31–75 mi) over the ice to breeding colonies which may include thousands of individuals. More

The Emperor Penguin is a bird of extremes in just about every way. It breeds during the Antarctic winter and exhibits many adaptations to the extreme cold that these birds experience when breeding. Identification: The Emperor Penguin is bigger than any other living penguin, standing up to 1.1 m tall. More

* Flock of emperor penguins (Aptenodytes forsteri) on an ice field. Flock of emperor penguins (Aptenodytes forsteri) on an ice field. * Emperor penguins (Aptenodytes forsteri). Emperor penguins (Aptenodytes forsteri). More

Emperor Penguin Description - The Emperor Penguin is known as the largest species in the world. They have an appearance that you will be easily able to recognize once you learn a couple of things about them. They have a black back with a white front. Around the ears and on the breast area they have colorings of yellow and orange that blend together very nicely. More

Emperor penguins can be 3 to 4 ft (1.1 m) tall. They can weigh 65-90 lb (27 to 41 kg). * Where are they found? - All penguins are only found in the Southern Hemisphere. Emperor penguins may spend their entire lives in the seas surrounding Antarctica. More

Emperor penguins live on the floating ice packs and islands of Antarctica. Known as the "giant of the penguins," an adult can grow up to four feet in height and weigh 80 pounds. Flightless and clumsy on land, these birds are most at home underwater, where they feed on a diet of crustaceans, small fish and squid. The emperor penguin is the deepest diving penguin, capable of reaching depths of 1,700 feet. More

Description: The Emperor Penguin is the world's largest and tallest penguin. It is also the heaviest penguin, with some individuals recorded at nearly 100 pounds. Adults have a black head, back, tail, and black wings. The underparts are dingy white. The sides of the neck are marked with a large golden or yellow stripe. In addition, there is a varying amount of gold on the upper breast. More

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The Emperor penguin is one of seventeen different species of penguins in the world. The Emperor penguin lives in Antarctica More

Emperor penguins breeds in the coldest environment of any bird species, where temperature reach as low as -40 C. * What are Baby Penguins Called Baby penguins are called chicks. * What are Some Facts about Penguins Penguins are birds. Penguins have adpated to live in water. More

The Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) is the tallest and heaviest of all living penguin species. It is endemic to Antarctica, and is the only penguin species that breeds during the Antarctic winter. Emperor Penguins mainly eat crustaceans (such as krill) but also occasionally take small fish and squid. In the wild, Emperor Penguins typically live for 20 years, but some records indicate a maximum lifespan of around 40 years. More

As in the King Penguin, a male Emperor Penguin has an abdominal fold, the "brood pouch", between its legs and lower abdomen. The Emperor Penguin has a thick coat of feathers that insulate the entire body, excluding only the legs and the undersides of the wings. The feathers provide a waterproof layer around its body. Emperor Penguin chicks are covered with a thick layer of light gray down. More

Emperor penguins are the largest penguin species. They are nearly 4 feet tall and weigh up to 90 pounds. Those are BIG penguins! Emperor penguins are easily identifiable by their size and the orange "glow" on their cheeks. Emperor penguins live, year round, in the Antarctic. Temperatures can fall as low as -140 degrees Fahrenheit (-60 degrees Celsius). More

The scientific name for emperor penguins, Aptenodytes forsteri, is made up of Aptenodytes, which means "featherless diver" and forsteri, for J.R. Forster, a naturalist and colleague of Captain Cook in the 18th century who was one of first to describe penguins. The emperor is the largest penguin species standing 1.3 m tall and weighing an average of 45 kg. More

Largest of all living penguin species, the emperor penguin has a black head, chin, and throat, with broad yellow patches on each side of the head. SIZE: up to 112 cm (44 in.) WEIGHT: 27-41 kg (60-90 lb. More

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Order : Sphenisciformes
Family : Spheniscidae
Genus : Aptenodytes
Species : forsteri
Authority : Gray, 1844
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