Aptenodytes patagonicus halli
English : King penguin
French : Manchot royal
Class : Aves
Order : Sphenisciformes
Family : Spheniscidae
Notes : 1 other subspecies known.
Adults can grow to 95 cm in length for a weight around 15 kg. Back is dark bluish-grey, belly and breast white. Black head with large bright orange area on side, orange throat. Bill is long, slightly decurved with conspicuous orange base.
Range and habitat
This subspecies is found south of Indian ocean and southern Australia from Marion Island to Macquarie Island. Species also found south of South America. Lives in flat beaches and coastal areas with grass, always near the sea.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species remains common to locally abundant and many populations are increasing. Still locally threatened by pollution and loss of habitat.
Ex-Situ Programs : SSP in America, EEP in Europe
Taipei Zoo (Taiwan), National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium (Taiwan), XPark (Taiwan)
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