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  Penguin - Printer-friendly - MSN Encarta
The emperor penguin is unusual in that it returns to its breeding colony on the ice of the Antarctic continent between March and April, at the end of the Southern Hemisphere summer.
Penguins typically nest on ground surfaces in open habitats, and their nests consist of a simple hollow among boulders or tussock grass, lined with a few stones or bits of vegetation.
The crested penguins are unique among all birds in laying two eggs of very different sizes—the first egg laid is often less than half the size of the second, and it is the chick from the second egg that is most likely to survive.
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 Penguin - ninemsn Encarta
Penguins are grouped into 17 (or in some classifications, 16) species and 6 genera, most of which are found in Antarctica and on subantarctic islands.
The largest species are the emperor penguin, which may attain a height of more than 120 cm (48 in), and the king penguin, from 91 to 97 cm (36 to 38 in) in height.
The gentoo penguin raises its flippers and calls or bows in a manner peculiar to the male gentoo; the jackass penguin bows, shakes his head, and brays in a characteristic jackass-like call; and the courtship display and clear trumpeting of the king penguin are specific to that species.
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 Penguin
The smallest penguin species is the Little Penguin (also known as the Fairy Penguin), which is typically 35 to 40 cm tall and 1 kilogram.
Diving penguins reach 6 to 12 km/h, though there are reports about velocities of 27 km/h (which are probably realistic in the case of precipitate flight).
Penguin is thought by some to derive from the Welsh words pen (head) and gwyn (white), applied to the Great Auk, which had a conspicuous white patch between the bill and the eye (although its head was fl), or from an island off Newfoundland known as "White Head".
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/pe/Penguin.html   (620 words)

  
 Fiordland Penguins
Fiordland penguins stand 50 to 55 cm tall and weigh around 3 to 4 kg with significant variations during the year.
Fiordland penguins breed on the south west coast of South Island, New Zealand and on Stewart Island.
Fiordland penguins are sometimes referred to as "Fiordland-crested penguins" and also "Thick-billed penguins".
www.adelie.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk /species_notes/fiord.htm   (287 words)

  
 sociology - Penguin
Penguin is thought by some to derive from the Welsh words pen (head) and gwyn (white), applied to the Great Auk, which had a conspicuous white patch between the bill and the eye (although its head was fl), or from an island off Newfoundland known as "White Head" due to a large white rock.
Penguins are popular around the world owing to their harmless nature, their upright stance for standing and walking, which humans find charming or comical, and their striking fl and white plumage that is often humorously likened to a tuxedo suit.
Ted the penguin is a penguin of unknown age which inhabits the home of Ethan, Lucas and Scott in the Ctrl Alt Del (webcomic), ostensibly as the pet of Scott, the web-comic's Linux guru.
www.aboutsociology.com /sociology/Penguin   (1120 words)

  
 Fiordland Penguin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Fiordland Crested Penguin (Eudyptes pachyrhynchus) is a penguin from New Zealand.
This penguin nests in colonies in dense temperate forest.
The current status of this penguin is vulnerable due to its small population.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fiordland_Penguin   (195 words)

  
 ADW: Eudyptes pachyrhynchus: Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Fiordland Penguins Eudyptes pachyrhynchus are found from the southwestern coast of the South Island of New Zealand, to the nearby islands of Stewart and Solander.
The head and body of this penguin are fl, with the exception of its white front and the white markings on its cheeks.
Fiordland Penguins have a crest of brilliant yellow feathers which are visible at the base of the bill and extend over the eye.
animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu /site/accounts/information/Eudyptes_pachyrhynchus.html   (713 words)

  
 Penguin - MSN Encarta
Exceptions include the erect-crested, yellow-eyed, and Galápagos penguins, all of which are listed as endangered on the Red List of Threatened Species of the World Conservation Union (IUCN), a nongovernmental organization that compiles global information on endangered plants and animals.
On land, skuas, gulls, and giant petrels feed on penguin eggs and chicks; at sea, leopard seals hunt adult penguins.
In the past, sailors killed hundreds of thousands of penguins, in particular king penguins on Macquarie Island and the Falkland Islands, and used their body parts to create oil for lubricants and fuel.
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 Pete & Barbara's Fiordland Penguin Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Fiordland penguins are quite similar to Snares penguins.
Fiordland penguins are sometimes referred to as "Fiordland crested penguins" and also "Thick-billed penguins".
Fiordland penguins stand 50 to 55 cm tall.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/Peter_and_Barbara_Barham/Fiord.htm   (334 words)

  
 Fiordland penguin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The Fiordland Penguin lives in the temperate rainforest of the southwest coast of the South Island and Stewart Island, New Zealand, where it is endemic.
Distinguished from Snares Penguin by its larger size, a series of white streaks on the cheeks and the lack of a fleshy margin at the base of the bill.
Fiordland Penguins breed under high rainforest canopy, in dense shrub, under boulders and in caves.
www.penguinworld.com /types/fiordland.html   (362 words)

  
 BBC - Science & Nature - Wildfacts - Fiordland penguin
The name penguin probably derived from the Latin word 'pinguis' or the Spanish 'pinguigo', which refers to the large quantity of fat on the birds.
Fiordland penguins have a white front, a fl head, chin and back, with an orange/yellow stripe over the eye that forms a silky plume behind the head and droops down the neck.
Fiordland penguins eat a diet of fish, as well as krill and other crustaceans.
www.bbc.co.uk /nature/wildfacts/factfiles/372.shtml   (334 words)

  
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The snow in the penguin rookeries was pink from the krill which is the main stable in their diet.
The Fiordland Crested penguin is one of the most difficult to see because they are few in number and nest in hard to get places.
Penguins are pelagic, flightless seabirds distributed in the cooler waters of the Southern Hemisphere.
www.pkpenguins.com   (1197 words)

  
 The Crested Penguins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Except for a few Macaroni penguins, in a colony on the Antarctic Peninsula, all the Crested penguins breed on islands around the Antarctic Continent, and on at least 6 islands 2 species breed, sometimes in the same rookery.
The Fiordland penguin has a very restricted range and is only found in the southern part of New Zealand, the southwestern part of South Island, and Stewart Island.
The Erect-Crested penguin is said to be the flest of all the penguins.
www.eliasdesigns.com /penguins/crested.htm   (1224 words)

  
 Fiordland Penguins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
They are very much like the Snares Penguins with the only difference being the white streaks of feathers on the cheeks of the Fiordland penguins.
The breeding and brooding habits of this penguin have been difficult to study because it lives in the temperate rainforest.
Fiordland penguins make their nest in the soft ground in the thick undergrowth of plants well apart from other birds' nests.
www.siec.k12.in.us /~west/proj/penguins/fiord.html   (283 words)

  
 Penguin Information
The smallest penguin species is the Little Blue Penguin (also known as the Fairy Penguin), which is typically 35 to 40 cm tall and 1 kilogram.
"Emperor penguins are the largest of the 17 species, or kinds, of penguins, and they spend their entire lives on the cold Antarctic ice and in its waters".
Magellanic penguins breed on the coast and offshore islands of Argentina, Chile and the Falkland islands in the cold temperate sub-Antarctic seas.
www.junglewalk.com /info/Penguin-information.htm   (1021 words)

  
 Fiordland New Zealand
Fiordland is world-renowned as an outstanding outdoor activity heaven, for trout fishing, hiking, camping, kayaking, boating, sailing, and diving.
Fiordland NZ features a wide selection of fiordland lodges and also boasts Fiordland College, a fantastic educational option for those who want to make the most of Fiordland’s blessings while schooling.
Fiordland is also blessed with exotic wildlife, such as the Fiordland crested penguin, which breed in the forests along the coast.
www.fiordland.com   (186 words)

  
 Brief Species Notes
Royal penguins are sometimes regarded as a sub-species of Macaroni penguins with a white throat.
Fiordland penguins are found among the fiords that make up the South West coast of New Zealand's South Island and on Stewart Island (just south of New Zealand).
Rockhopper penguins are perhaps the commonest of the crested penguins.
www.adelie.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk /species_notes/PENGNOTE.htm   (875 words)

  
 General Facts And Information on Penguins
The penguin also keep their feathers well oiled with frequent preening and an oil gland at the base of the tail.
Since the penguins are not waterproof while they are molting, they do not go to sea, and do not eat, during this time.
Warm climate penguins have exposed areas of pinkish skin on their faces and legs and feet.
www.eliasdesigns.com /penguins/general.htm   (603 words)

  
 Fiordland Crested Penguin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Fiordlands are about 20 to 28 inches (50 to 70cm) tall.
Fiordlands are found on Sub-antarctic islands and the mainland of New Zealand.
The Fiordlands main predators are Cats, Stoats, Ferrets and Dogs.
www.geocities.com /penguins_are_back/fiordland.htm   (128 words)

  
 Yellow-Eyed Penguin - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Emperor penguins stand more than 1 m (3 ft 4 in) tall and weigh up to 46 kg...
Jackass Penguin, penguin endemic to the coast of southern Africa.
Jackass penguins are comical creatures, and their name comes from the braying...
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 Penguin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
These fossils prove that prehistoric penguins were already flightless and seagoing, so their origins probably reach as far back as 65 million years ago, before the extinction of the dinosaurs.
Penguin ancestry beyond Waimanu is not well known, though some scientists (Mayr, 2005) think the penguin-like plotopterids (usually considered relatives of anhingas and cormorants) may actually be an early sister group of the penguins, and that penguins may have ultimately shared a common ancestor with the Pelecaniformes.
Penguins either waddle on their feet or slide on their bellies across the snow, a movement called "tobogganing", which allows them to conserve energy and move relatively fast at the same time.
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 Penguins - The crested penguins - Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
A slightly smaller version of the Fiordland penguin, at about 65 centimetres and 3 kilograms, it is distinguished by a fleshy margin at the base of its bill.
A relatively solid medium-sized penguin at 5.4–6.4 kilograms and 68 centimetres, its crest of yellow plumes is strikingly upright when dry on land.
It is the smallest of the crested penguins, at 61 centimetres and 2.5 kilograms.
www.teara.govt.nz /EarthSeaAndSky/BirdsOfSeaAndShore/Penguins/7/mi   (505 words)

  
 Eudyptes pachyrhynchus, Fiordland crested penguin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
One of the requirements of a nest appears to be a dark place where the young ones can get out of the light to avoid sandflies.” Henry said that they make their nests in all sorts of places in the bush, hollows at the roots of trees or under clumps of bush flax.
He also observed that there were many families of Weka staying close to the penguins in the hope of stealing eggs or young ones from the nests and that he had to break his dog from hunting them.
Out at sea, the penguin swims very low and looks at a distance like a sick or waterlogged duck, and on land their gait is more amusing than graceful.
www.nzbirds.com /birds/fcpenguin.html   (798 words)

  
 Penguin.net.nz -Fiordland crested
The most timid of the crested penguins, the Fiordland crested penguin stands about 40cm and weighs around 4 kilograms.
Fiordland crested penguins breed in the rainforests along the rugged coastline of New Zealand's Fiordland and Stewart Island.
Little is known about the diet of the Fiordland crested penguin, but it is thought that they feed inshore, particularly during the breeding season.
www.penguin.net.nz /species/fiord/index.html   (352 words)

  
 Center for Biological Diversity - Programs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
More than half of the world’s 19 penguin species are in danger of extinction, yet only one, the Galapagos Penguin, is currently listed under the Endangered Species Act.
Whales and penguins are literally starving to death as a result of krill depletion.
Each of the petitioned penguin species also faces unique and specific additional threats, ranging from introduced predators, disease, habitat destruction, disturbance at breeding colonies, oil spills, marine pollution, and in some cases, direct harvest.
www.biologicaldiversity.org /swcbd/SPECIES/penguins/index.html   (498 words)

  
 Penguin.net.nz - Snares crested penguins
It is very similar in appearance to the Fiordland crested penguin with which it can be easily confused, particularly at sea.
As with most crested penguins, both chicks are seldom raised successfully, many pairs lose an egg during incubation and should two eggs hatch, one chick usually dies before the end of the guard stage.
Although there is no immediate threat to the Snares penguin, the conservation status of the species is listed as "vulnerable", primarily because the the population is limited to one small island group.
www.penguin.net.nz /species/snares/index.html   (642 words)

  
 Snares penguin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Similar in many respects to Fiordland Penguin but endemic to the Snares Islands, which are about 100 km south of the nearest Fiordland Penguin breeding sites.
Differs from Erect-crested Penguins in having drooping feather plumes on the crest, the yellow facial stripe reaches further up the bill, and they have a more conical bill.
Similar to Fiordland Penguin, both chicks usually hatch, but only the first-hatched chick (from the B-egg) typically survives beyond the first few days.
www.penguinworld.com /types/snares.html   (223 words)

  
 Penguin.net.nz - Fiordland crested penguin viewing sites   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The Fiordland crested penguin is the only one of the crested penguins that is relatively easily viewed in New Zealand, as the other crested species require a sub-antarctic voyage.
Fiordland, South Westland and Stewart Island are the usual domain of the Fiordland crested although moulting birds are sometimes seen on the Otago and Southland coasts.
Fiordland crested penguins only frequent their breeding colonies during the breeding season, so to see them, plan your trip for between July and November.
homepages.ihug.co.nz /~Shouston/viewing/fiord.html   (165 words)

  
 Eudyptes pachyrhynchus, Fiordland Crested Penguin at MarineBio.org
The Fiordland crested penguin, Eudyptes pachyrhynchus (Gray, 1845), is one of the smaller species in the penguin family.
Fiordland crested penguins have fl plumage on the back, head, and throat with white plumage on the belly.
The Fiordland crested penguin is often confused with the Erect crested penguin, which also has crests above the eyes, and with the Snares Island penguin although the Snares is a larger species.
marinebio.org /species.asp?id=649   (902 words)

  
 New Page 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Juvenile Fiordland Penguins' crests are shorter and their cheeks are pale.
The Fiordland Penguins live on South Island and Stewart Island, which are part of New Zealand.
Fiordland penguins are different from a lot of species in one way.
home.earthlink.net /~rockhopperpenguin/Fiordland.htm   (484 words)

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