Adélie penguin

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Adélie penguin
Scienteefic clessification
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Order: Sphenisciformes
Faimily: Spheniscidae
Genus: Pygoscelis
Binomial name
Pygoscelis adeliae
(Hombron & Jacquinot, 1841)

The Adélie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) is a species o penguin common alang the entire Antarctic coast, which is thair anly residence. Thay are amang the maist sootherly distributit o aw seabirds, as are the Emperor Penguin, the Sooth Polar Skua, the Wilson's Storm Petrel, the Snaw Petrel, an the Antarctic Petrel. In 1840, French splorer Jules Dumont d'Urville named them for his wife, Adélie.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. BirdLife International (2012). "Pygoscelis adeliae". IUCN Reid Leet o Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. Internaitional Union for Conservation o Naitur. Retrieved 16 Julie 2012.