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  Gentoo Penguin
The gentoo penguins are timid with other species but can be aggressive and will fight over stones and nest building materials from the other birds’ nests.
Gentoo penguins stay with the same mate for years and sometimes for life.
While gentoo penguins are not endangered, they are considered vulnerable with only 300,000 breeding pairs in the wild.
www.energeticminds.com /zooview/gentoo/default.aspx   (189 words)

  
  Penguin - 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.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761576981_2/Penguin.html   (1506 words)

  
 Penguins  -  Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Penguins are insulated from the frigid ocean water by three layers of short, dense feathers and an underlying layer of fat.
The gentoo penguin raises its flippers and calls or bows in a manner peculiar to the gentoo; the jackass penguin bows, shakes his head, and brays in a characteristic jackasslike call; and the courtship display and clear trumpeting of the king penguin are specific to that species.
The gentoo penguin is classified as Pygoscelis papua, the Adélie penguin as Pygoscelis adeliae, the jackass penguin as Spheniscus demersus, the Galapagos penguin as Spheniscus mendiculus, and the Humboldt penguin as Spheniscus humboldti.
www.galenfrysinger.com /penguins.htm   (1668 words)

  
 Falklands Penguins
The Gentoo Penguin is scattered in small colonies throughout the Islands which are the second most important breeding centre in the world for this species, resident year round and restricted to close inshore at all times.
Gentoos are facing mixed fortunes with population declines and low breeding success in some parts of the Islands, contributing to an overall decline in the Falklands population which may be as great as 40% over the last 20 years.
The Rockhopper Penguin is noisy, quarrelsome and the smallest penguin breeding in the Falklands.
www.falklands-nature.demon.co.uk /penguins/penguins.html   (981 words)

  
 Penguins: Gentoo Penguins - Pygoscelis papua
Gentoo penguin populations are characterised by large annual fluctuations in population size and breeding success, with the later ranging between 0.5 and 1.5 chicks fledged per breeding pair.
At sea, Gentoo penguins are subject to predation by sea lions, leopard seals and orcas.
Penguin eggs are always taken at the start of incubation, and the birds rapidly re-lay, so that colonies which have had eggs taken show little difference in productivity by the time chicks are ready to fledge.
www.penguins.cl /gentoo-penguins.htm   (1264 words)

  
 Australian Antarctic Division - Gentoo penguins
Larger populations of gentoo penguins are found at South Georgia, the Falkland Islands and the Iles Kerguelen.
Gentoo penguins are the least abundant of the penguins found on the subantarctic islands, with a total breeding population of approximately 314 000 pairs.
Gentoo penguins forage at sea close to the colony, and thus their chicks are fed frequently.
www-aadc.aad.gov.au /ten_facts/penguins/gentoo.asp   (382 words)

  
 gentoo penguin, Pygoscelis papua   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Chinstrap and Gentoo penguins both penetrate south of the Antarctic Convergence, but their breeding grounds are further to the north.
Gentoos have a wider range than Chinstraps, and they can be found between 52 degrees South latitude in the Falklands and 65 degrees South latitude on the frozen Antarctic Peninsula.
Gentoos that live in the more southerly latitudes tend to be smaller in size, and they also have smaller bills, flippers, and feet.
www.nzbirds.com /birds/gentoopenguin.html   (332 words)

  
 Birds of the Falkland Islands - Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua)
Birds of the Falkland Islands - Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua)
Gentoo Penguins nest in colonies adjacent to sandy or shingle beaches at over 80 locations around the Falklands.
The Falklands population suffered a decline during the 1980s and early 1990s, probably as a result of over-fishing, but appears to have reached an equilibrium by 2002, albeit at a lower population level than prior to the onset of commercial fishing.
www.falklands.net /BirdGuideGentooPenguin.shtml   (207 words)

  
 Gentoo Penguins - Wildlife of Antarctica - Antarctic Connection
Gentoo penguins are the least abundant species of penguin found on the subantarctic islands.
Gentoos are distinguished from the smaller Adelie and Chinstrap species by their bright red-orange bills and conspicuous white patches behind their eyes.
Gentoo penguins are gregarious at sea, meaning they will form 'rafts' of hundreds of individuals to aid in catching prey.
www.antarcticconnection.com /antarctic/wildlife/penguins/gentoo.shtml   (549 words)

  
 BBC - Science & Nature - Wildfacts - Gentoo penguin
Gentoos are the fastest underwater swimming bird, reaching speeds of 36 km/h (22.3 mph).
Gentoo penguins have a circumpolar distribution off the Antarctic peninsular and sub-Antarctic islands, including the Falklands and Macquarie island.
Gentoos are daytime feeders and hunt krill mainly above 50m and fish mostly between 50m and 150m.
www.bbc.co.uk /nature/wildfacts/factfiles/161.shtml   (294 words)

  
 ANIMAL Teachers: Winged Ones: Gentoo Penguin
A close relative of Chinstrap Penguin, Gentoo Penguin is easily recognizable by the white “bonnet” on his head.
Another name for Gentoo Penguin is “Johnny”, because of this white “cockade” on his head and his red bill.
Gentoo Penguins teach their Chicks to be independent as soon as possible.
www.funkman.org /animal/bird/gentoopenguin.html   (329 words)

  
 The Stiff Tailed Penguins
Gentoo penguins have a timid and docile disposition.
Gentoo rookeries are usually located on level or gently sloping terrain, and may be located a mile or more inland.
Gentoo penguins like to build their nests on a small clump of vegetation, or near a small bush.
www.eliasdesigns.com /penguins/stiff.htm   (1151 words)

  
 Care2's Race for the Oceans
Gentoos nest in colonies of up to several hundred breeding pairs, and while the colony may periodically move to a fresh patch of beach, the same penguins often remain neighbors for life.
Scientists have identified two subspecies of Gentoos, with a southern population breeding on the Antarctic Peninsula and a few nearby islands, and a northern population nesting on several islands groups, including the Falklands, South Georgia, Iles Crozet and Kerguelen, Heard, Macquarie, and the South Shetland Islands.
Gentoo eggs and chicks, however, are a favorite food of many birds of prey, including eagles, caracaras, gulls and skuas.
oceans.care2.com /1gentoopenguin.html   (531 words)

  
 Australian Museum - Wild Kids - Birds - Gentoo Penguin
A penguin's tongue is covered with lots of little spiky spines that all point backwards into the throat so that when a penguin catches a fish it is gripped by the spines and cannot escape.
Gentoo Penguins are fl and white diving birds that live in large colonies in Antarctica and sub-Antarctic islands.
Gentoo Penguins make a nest from a shallow hollow in the ground that they line with grass, feathers, stones, shells and moss.
www.amonline.net.au /wild_kids/birds/gentoo_penguin.htm   (269 words)

  
 Brief Species Notes
Gentoo penguins breed on sub-Antarctic Islands all round the southern Ocean.
Royal penguins are sometimes regarded as a sub-species of Macaroni penguins with a white throat.
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
Some species of penguins live 75% of their lives at sea, coming to shore only to breed and molt.
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.
www.eliasdesigns.com /penguins/general.htm   (603 words)

  
 Penguins
It was sleeting, but the penguins thought it was hot and held their flippers out to radiate away excess heat.
The penguins are nesting in the remains of a wooden boat.
Penguins usually look more like they're wearing clothes than they're covered with feathers, but the dense fluffiness of this one's feathers is plain to see.
www.penguin-quilts.com /PENGUINS.HTM   (878 words)

  
 Gentoo Penguin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Gentoos are the most timid of all penguins.
Gentoo penguins have a wide white strap across the tops of their heads.
Gentoo's migrate back to where they were born to breed.
expage.com /page/gentoopenguin   (155 words)

  
 Gentoo penguin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Gentoo Penguin (pronounced /ˈdʒɛntu/), Pygoscelis papua, is easily recognised by the wide white stripe extending like a bonnet across the top of its head.
In the water, sea lions, leopard seals, and orca, are all predators of the Gentoo.
Gentoo Linux is a Linux distribution named after this penguin, possibly derived from the penguin's great speed, and the fact that the penguin character "Tux" is the Linux mascot.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gentoo_Penguin   (603 words)

  
 ANIMAL BYTES - Gentoo Penguin
Gentoos also have a white "cap" extending from eye to eye over the top of their heads.
During deep dives, gentoo penguins reduce their heart rate from 80-100 beats per minute (bpm) down to 20 bpm.
Gentoo penguins use nesting materials ranging from pebbles and molted feathers in Antarctica to vegetation on subantarctic islands.
www.seaworld.org /animal-info/animal-bytes/animalia/eumetazoa/coelomates/deuterostomes/chordata/craniata/aves/sphenisciformes/gentoo-penguin.htm   (196 words)

  
 The gentoo penguin, get your groove on!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Here is one penguin who knows how to get his groove on.
All of the brush-tail penguins have tails with longer feathers than the penguins of other kinds of penguins.
Gentoos sometimes shake their brush-tails around in the air when swimming at the surface, when they swim, underwater they use their pointed tails and feet to steer.
library.thinkquest.org /J0112630/gentoo.htm   (139 words)

  
 Gentoo penguin
In contrast to Chinstrap and Adelie Penguins, some Gentoo Penguins can be found around their breeding colonies all year round and they forage much closer inshore than the other two Pygoscelis species.
Gentoo Penguins are characterised by a white patch around and behind the eye that joins on the crown.
Gentoo Penguin can be found near their colonies all year round unless ice prevents access, as it can in the southern parts of their range.
www.penguinworld.com /types/gentoo.html   (297 words)

  
 Gentoo Penguins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Gentoo penguins have a wide white stripe that goes across the tops of their heads from one eye to the other.
Gentoos can be very aggressive and will fight over stones or take stones and nest building material away from other birds' nests.
Gentoo penguins stand about 30 to 35 inches (75 to 95 centimeters) tall.
www.siec.k12.in.us /~west/proj/penguins/gentoo.html   (236 words)

  
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The Gentoo's flippers are fl on the outside, and white on the underside.
If the stealing penguin is caught they will loose the item and get a hard peck or "flipper whap," which would really hurt because the flippers are made of cartilage, which is what the bridge of your nose is made of, and those flippers are very powerful.
After the penguins build their nest, and of course mate, the female lays the eggs in the nest, she lays the two eggs about 4 days apart from each other.
home.earthlink.net /~rockhopperpenguin/Gentoo.htm   (671 words)

  
 Gentoo Penguins
Gentoos are easily recognised by the wide white stripe extending like a bonnet across the top of their heads and their orange/red beaks and feet.
Gentoos live mainly on crustaceans such as krill with fish making up only about 15% of the diet.
The Gentoo penguin is known in some places as the Johnny penguin.
www.adelie.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk /species_notes/gentoo.htm   (293 words)

  
 Antarctica: Gentoo Penguins
The Gentoo Penguin has a distinctive red beak, and a white flash of feathers on its otherwise fl head.
The diet of a Gentoo Penguin is visible in its guano - pink when eating krill, white when eating fish, green when molting and living on its stomach contents...
Gentoo penguins often squabble with their neighbours and peck at eachother and themselves, possibly removing parasites.
www.cybamuse.com /antarctica/gentoos.htm   (309 words)

  
 Gentoo Penguins by Jim Cornish
Gentoo penguins Pygoscelis papua, largest of the pygoscelids, are widely distributed on temperate and Antarctic islands, breeding south to about 65S on Antarctic Peninsula.
Gentoo penguins have a wide white stripe that goes across the tops of their heads from one eye to the other.
Gentoos are a common sight on the islands around the antarctic, including South Georgia and the Falkland Islands themselves.
www.cdli.ca /CITE/penguins_gentoo.htm   (279 words)

  
 Stuffed Penguins - Stuffed emporer penguin, stuffed humboldt penguin, plush megellanic penguin, stuffed gentoo penguin, ...
The gentoo penguin is a medium sized penguin and can stay under water for up to 20 minutes.
Gentoo penguins dive for squid, fish and krill and stay under water for nearly 20 minutes.
The humboldt penguin is named for the humboldt current that brings cold water along with herring, sardines and anchovies as food for the penguins.
www.thisplaceisazoo.com /products/penguin-marine.html   (527 words)

  
 gentoo penguin nests
These gentoo nests are spaced out in a way that nearly all penguin nests are spaced out, at just over two "attack lengths" apart.
The resulting spacing is that penguins sitting on adjacent nests are just that bit too far away to reach each other, so neither feels immediately threatened and peace ensues.
The down side of this arrangement is that when a penguin wants to leave the nest to go fishing, or if it's coming back from fishing, it becomes in range of both beaks from the adjacent nests when walking through the colony.
www.coolantarctica.com /gallery/penguins/penguin16.htm   (252 words)

  
 Gentoo Penguin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Gentoo penguins are about 30 inches (75cm) tall.
Gentoo penguins found all round Antarctica and sub-Antarctic zones.
Gentoo penguins are the only penguins with conspicuous white marks on the top of the head.
www.geocities.com /penguins_are_back/gentoo.htm   (179 words)

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