Pygoscelis adeliae

The Adelie Penguin is found in the Southern part of the world. These birds are medium in size – 18 to 30 inches long and they weigh from 8 to 13 pounds. The size depends on the habitat. They have distinctive white circles around the eyes.

The Adelie Penguin is very social and they create large groups with sub cultures. They can be very aggressive when it comes to protecting their young. They consume mainly krill and squid. They live both on land and in the water. The Adelie Penguin is able to move faster in the water though so when there is danger that is where they will head.

Adelie Penguin - Pygoscelis adeliae

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