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Pygoscelis papua

(Gentoo Penguin)

Overview

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Near Threatened

Threat status

Common Names

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Common Names in Afrikaans:

Jentoepikkkewyn, Witoorpikkewyn

Common Names in Chinese:

白眉企鹅

Common Names in Czech:

Tucnák oslí

Common Names in Danish:

Brillepingvin, Æselpingvin

Common Names in Dutch:

Ezelspinguïn

Common Names in English:

Gentoo Penguin, Johnny Penguin

Common Names in Estonian:

eeselpingviin

Common Names in Finnish:

Valkokulmapingviini

Common Names in French:

Manchot papou

Common Names in German:

Eselspinguin

Common Names in Hebrew:

פינגווין לבן-אוזן

Common Names in Hungarian:

szamárpingvin

Common Names in Irish:

Piongain gheintiúch

Common Names in Italian:

Pigoscelide, Pinguino becco rosso, Pinguino Papua

Common Names in Japanese:

jentsu-pengin, jientsuapengin, ジェンツーペンギン, ジエンツアペンギン

Common Names in Latin:

Pygoscelis papua

Common Names in Norwegian:

Bøylepingvin

Common Names in Polish:

pingwin bialobrewy, pingwin białobrewy

Common Names in Portuguese:

Pinguim-gentoo

Common Names in Russian:

папуанский пингвин, Папуасский Пингвин, Субантарктический Папуа, Субантарктический пингвин

Common Names in Slovak:

tucniak bieloškvrnný, tučniak bieloškvrnový

Common Names in Spanish:

Pingüino de Pico Rojo, Pingüino de vincha, Pingüino Juanito, Pingüino papúa

Common Names in Spanish (Argentine):

Pingüino de vincha

Common Names in Spanish (Chile):

Pingüino papúa

Common Names in Swedish:

Åsnepingvin

Description

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Physical Description

Adult : Head : black Crown: band of white extending across between eyebrows Bill: red with black tip Body: Back: dark blue-gray Underparts: white Legs : Foot Color: orange.

Habitat

Vegetation: freshwater marshes, pelagic waters • Foraging Strata: Water • Center of Abundance: Lower subtropical: lowlands, lower than 500 m.; subtropics. • Sensitivity to Disturbance: High

Typically found at an altitude of 0 to 5,308 meters (0 to 17,415 feet).[1]

Ecology: It is a partially migratory marine species which nests on rocky coasts, sometimes amongst vegetation8.

[2].

List of Habitats :

Taxonomy

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Synonyms

Pygoscelis papua (Forster, 1781)

Notes

Name Status: Accepted Name .

Recognized by these authorities: African Bird Club Checklist 2004: Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) · African Bird Club Checklist August 2005: Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) · African Bird Club Checklist March 2007: Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) · African Bird Club Checklist January 2008: Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) · African Bird Club Checklist May 2009: Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) · African Bird Club Checklist March 2010: Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) · BirdLife International Checklist: Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) · Christidis and Boles : Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) · Clements Checklist: Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) · eBird: Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) · Howard and Moore: Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) · Handbook of the Birds of the World: Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) · IOC World Bird List: Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) · Sibley and Monroe: Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) · South American Classification Committee: Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) · Zoonomen: Pygoscelis papua

Recognized by these authorities: African Bird Club Checklist 2004: Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) · African Bird Club Checklist August 2005: Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) · African Bird Club Checklist March 2007: Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) · African Bird Club Checklist January 2008: Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) · African Bird Club Checklist May 2009: Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) · African Bird Club Checklist March 2010: Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) · BirdLife International Checklist: Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) · Christidis and Boles: Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) · Clements Checklist: Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) · eBird: Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) · Howard and Moore: Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) · Handbook of the Birds of the World: Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) · IOC World Bird List: Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) · Sibley and Monroe: Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) · South American Classification Committee: Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) · Zoonomen: Pygoscelis papua

Recognized by these authorities: African Bird Club: Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) · BirdLife International Checklist: Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) · Christidis and Boles: Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) · Clements Checklist: Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) · eBird: Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) · Howard and Moore: Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) · Handbook of the Birds of the World: Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) · IOC World Bird List: Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) · Sibley and Monroe: Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) · South American Classification Committee: Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) · Zoonomen: Pygoscelis papua

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Pygoscelis

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 7 species and subspecies in this genus:

P. adeliae (Adelie Penguin) · P. antarctica (Chinstrap Penguin) · P. antarcticus (Chinstrap Penguin) · P. papua (Gentoo Penguin) · P. papua ellsworthi (Gentoo Penguin) · P. papua papua (Gentoo Penguin) · P. papua taeniata (Gentoo Penguin)

More Info

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Further Reading

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Notes

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Contributors

Data Sources

Accessed through GBIF Data Portal February 29, 2008:

Identifiers

Footnotes

  1. Mean = 556.630 meters (1,826.214 feet), Standard Deviation = 827.810 based on 126,870 observations. Altitude information for each observation from British Oceanographic Data Centre. [back]
  2. BirdLife International 2010. Pygoscelis papua. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 04 February 2012. [back]
Last Revised: 2014-07-27