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Former Professor of Biology, French University of the Pacific, Nouméa, New Caledonia. Author of Le Manchot empereur; coeditor of Biologie antarctique.

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Penguin, (order Sphenisciformes), any of 18–21 species of flightless marine birds that live only in the Southern Hemisphere. The majority of species live sầu not in Antarctica but rather between latitudes 45° & 60° S, where they breed on islands. A few penguins inhabit temperate regions, and one, the Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus), lives at the Equator.


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The stocky, short-legged appearance of penguins has endeared them to people worldwide. They range from about 35 centimet (14 inches) in height và approximately 1 kilogam (about 2 pounds) in weight in the blue, or fairy, penguin (Eudyptula minor) to 115 centimet (45 inches) và 25 to lớn 40 kilogam (55 lớn 90 pounds) in the emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri). Most are blachồng on the back và trắng below, often with lines of blaông chồng across the upper breast or spots of trắng on the head. Colour is rare, being limited to red or yellow irises of the eye in some species; red beaks or feet in a few; yellow brow tufts in the three species of Eudyptes; and orange và yellow on the head, nechồng, and breast in the emperor & king (A. patagonica) penguins.