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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.
au.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761576981/Penguin.html   (1197 words)

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)

 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)

 Snares Island Penguin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Snares Island penguins are found south of New Zealand on Snares Island.
Their main predator is the Sea-Lion which have been seen to chase penguins along the beach and take them out to sea to eat, tearing them to bits and discarding the bones and skin, using a technique similar to that of the Leopard Seal.
Snares Island penguins are one of the crested penguins.
www.geocities.com /penguins_are_back/snaresisland.htm   (187 words)

 Snares Penguins
Snares penguins have a broad crest extending from the beak to the back of the head.
They are easily confused with Fiordland penguins but do not have the white markings on the cheek that are present in the Fiordland penguins.
Snares penguins weigh 3 to 4 kg with the weight varying by up to 1 kg during the year.
www.adelie.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk /species_notes/snares.htm   (227 words)

 Penguin.net.nz - Snares crested penguins
Snares penguins can often be seen roosting on branches overhanging the colony, sometimes up to 2m off the ground.
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.
The Snares islands are the only NZ subantarctic islands completely free of introduced land mammals and their accidental introduction would be disastrous to the islands wildlife.
www.penguin.net.nz /species/snares/index.html   (642 words)

 Penguin.net.nz - Snares census
In October 2000 the Southland Conservancy of the Department of Conservation (DoC) organised an expedition to the remote Snares Islands to census the breeding population of the islands endemic penguin, the Snares crested penguin.
While the Snares crested penguin is not considered to be at risk, populations of other crested penguins in the sub-antarctic appear to be declining and information from the Snares was needed to see if any management actions were required.
Snares crested penguins are synchronous breeders and our arrival had been timed to coincide with the end of egg laying, when the maximum number of pairs attempting breeding would be present.
www.penguin.net.nz /research/snares00/?S=A   (947 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)

 Eudyptes.Net - The Snares Islands
The Snares Islands (or just 'Snares') are one of five subantarctic island groups that became UNESCO World Heritage in 1998, because of their unique flora and fauna.
The Snares are considered as so called "minimum impact islands" meaning that landings are not permitted (not for tourists, not for scientists) unless the Department of Conservation did not issue a special permit.
The Snares consist of one Main Island (North East Island) that is surrounded by several smaller islands and rocks (e.g.
www.eudyptes.net /english/snares.html   (1016 words)

 Brief Species Notes
Royal penguins are sometimes regarded as a sub-species of Macaroni penguins with a white throat.
Snares penguins are only found, as their name suggests, on the Snares Islands, which are some 300 miles south of New Zealand and are a protected Nature Reserve.
Rockhopper penguins are perhaps the commonest of the crested penguins.
www.adelie.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk /species_notes/PENGNOTE.htm   (875 words)

 PENGUINS - Appendix: Penguin Species Overviews
Adélie penguin distribution is circumpolar on the Antarctic continent within the limits of the pack ice.
Snares Island penguins are found south of New Zealand in the Snares Islands which encompasses just 3 square kilometers.
Magellanic penguins are found on the Falkland Islands and along the coasts of Chile and Argentina.
www.seaworld.org /animal-info/info-books/penguin/appendix-species.htm   (869 words)

 The Crested Penguins
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 Erect-Crested penguin is said to be the flest of all the penguins.
he Snares Island penguin is very similar in appearance to the Fiordland penguin, except that the skin around the bill is paler and the cheek is rarely stripped.
www.eliasdesigns.com /penguins/crested.htm   (1224 words)

 penguins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Penguins' live in all sorts places and climates in the southern hemisphere.
In warm places the penguins will only survive in the fast flowing water and will only be seen in water.
All penguins live in the southern hemisphere and even though most people associate penguins with cold, snowy Antarctica, lots live in hot places and only 4 species live in Antarctica.
www.rockhopper.net /ellie/penguins4.htm   (118 words)

 Penguins - The crested penguins - Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand
The erect-crested penguin (Eudyptes sclateri) is largely restricted to the Antipodes Islands and Bounty Islands, with a few isolated pairs breeding on the Auckland Islands.
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.Net - The Snares Islands
The Snares Islands are in many ways unique islands: they feature boreal forest in an subantarctic environment, were in the past little affected by humans and are the habitat of several endemic animal and plant species.
To learn about the variability of the penguins' reproductive outcome it is necessary to observe the breeding success over the next few years (how many eggs are laid each season, how many of these eggs produce chicks and how many of the chicks survive to fledge eventually).
The adult penguins need to return to their nests regularly to feed their offspring and thus their foraging ranges are greatly reduced during the breeding period.
www.eudyptes.net /english/project.html   (735 words)

 Snares penguin
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.
Endemic to the Snares Islands south of New Zealand.
www.penguinworld.com /types/snares.html   (223 words)

 Penguins: Snares Penguins - Eudyptes robustus
The Snares may also have some white cheek feathers, however this occurs only in a few individuals, and they do not form lines as in the Fiordland penguin.
Little information is available on what or where Snares crested penguins feed, but crustaceans, cephalapods and fish are known to be included in their diet.
The Snares islands are the only New Zealand subantarctic islands completely free of introduced land mammals, and their accidental introduction would be disastrous.
www.penguins.cl /snares-penguins.htm   (480 words)

 Penguin T-Shirts
Penguins (order Sphenisciformes, family Spheniscidae) are an order of flightless birds living in the southern hemisphere.
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.
Their wings have become flippers, useless for flight in the air; in the water, however, penguins are astonishingly agile.
www.junglewalk.com /shop/penguin-t-shirts-P8.htm   (502 words)

 Snares Penguin (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
petition are the Emperor Penguin, Southern Rockhopper Penguin, Northern Rockhopper Penguin, Fiordland Crested Penguin, Snares Crested Penguin, Erect-crested...
The Snares Penguin (Eudyptes robustus), also known as the Snares Crested Penguin and the Snares Islands Penguin, is a penguin from New Zealand.
The current status of this penguin is vulnerable as it is restricted to one small island group.
publicliterature.org.cob-web.org:8888 /en/wikipedia/s/sn/snares_penguin.html   (191 words)

 WhaleTimes:Fishin' for Facts-Snares Island Penguin
Snares Island penguins can be 25 inches tall.
These penguins are found south of New Zealand on, you guessed it, Snares Island.
Snares Island penguins breed in the forest or in shaded vegetation.
www.whaletimes.org /snaresisland.htm   (90 words)

 Info About Snares Islands!
Unlike the Fiordland crested penguins, Snares Island penguins lack the tufts of white feathers on their cheeks.
Snares Island penguins are, however, monomorphic and it's difficult to differentiate the genders.
Snares Island penguins survive on the marine crustaceans and small fish that populate the warm waters of Southern New Zealand.
www.expage.com /infoaboutsnaresisland   (235 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...
uk.encarta.msn.com /Yellow-Eyed_Penguin.html   (145 words)

 Eudyptes robustus, Snares Penguin at MarineBio.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
They are often confused with the Fiordland crested penguin, however the patch of skin at the base of the bill helps distinguish the Snares from the Fiordland.
Snares penguins, Eudyptes robustus, reach sexual maturity at about 6 years of age and begin the breeding season in August when the males return to the colony, followed by the females a short time later.
Snares penguin, Eudyptes robustus, are protected by the government of New Zealand, which has closed the island to the public to ensure that it remains free of predatory land mammals.
marinebio.org /species.asp?id=657   (776 words)

 snares   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Snares Island penguins build nests on very high, rocky hills.
Sea lions and leopard seals are enemies of the Snares Island penguins.
The penguins who are too young to have chicks, hang around and get in the way at the rookery.
www.d81.w-cook.k12.il.us /kennedy/asmith/penguins/snares.html   (257 words)

 NATURE. The World of Penguins. Protecting Penguins | PBS
Today, the threat to penguins from hunting and egg gathering has mostly ended, though, as recently as the 1980s, one Japanese company asked the international body that governs Antarctica to be allowed to harvest Antarctic penguins for oil, meat, and skins (to be turned into high-fashion golf gloves).
But scientists say even penguins living thousands of miles from the nearest city are at risk from a new threat: global warming caused by human alterations to the atmosphere.
She notes that some studies have already shown that penguins are especially sensitive to climate changes.
www.pbs.org /wnet/nature/penguins/protecting.html   (583 words)

 Snares Island Penguins - Wildlife of Antarctica - Antarctic Connection   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Members of the crested penguin group (Genus Eudyptes), which also includes: Rockhopper penguins, Fjordland Penguins, Macaroni Penguins, Erect-crested Penguins, and Royal penguins, Snares Island penguins are considered a very vulnerable species.
Also, their crests are not as erect as those of the Erect-crested penguins and less elaborate than those of the Rockhopper penguins.
As most penguin species do, they feed by shallow pursuit diving, using their webbed feet and strong flippers to propel them through the water at speeds up to 15 miles per hour.
www.antarcticconnection.com /antarctic/wildlife/penguins/snares_island.shtml   (543 words)

 Center for Biological Diversity - Programs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
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)

 Snares Island Penguins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Snares Penguins have a heavier, thicker bill with white skin around the base of the bill with all fl cheek feathers.
Snares Island is a marine sanctuary which permits no humans.
These penguins are 50 to 60 cm tall and weigh from 3 to 4 kg.
www.siec.k12.in.us /~west/proj/penguins/snare.html   (249 words)

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Their eyes are red but not as bright a red as the Rockhopper Penguin the eye color is closer to a red brown (sienna) than a red.
The Snares Island Penguin lives in only one place, and that is on their very own islands which they were named after, the Snares Islands.
Snares Island is a marine sanctuary that forbids humans from visiting it.
home.earthlink.net /~rockhopperpenguin/Snares.htm   (572 words)

 KiteCD - Animals - birds, fish, mammals, insects, reptiles, amphibians   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
It is believed that penguins descended from flying ancestors, but now they have highly specialized wings suited for their aquatic life style.
Penguin Info by twelve year old Ellie Cooper has some fast and fun facts, as well as photos of over 18 different penguin species.
Science Penguins by Terraquest has a brief summary on each of 5 different penguin species as well as descriptions of their shared characteristics and some photos.
members.aol.com /kitecd/animal.htm   (1640 words)

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