Gentoo Penguin

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Recently, a photographer has spotted an extremely rare all-white Gentoo penguin in Chilean Antarctica.

About Gentoo penguin

  • It is exclusively found in the Southern Hemisphere between 45 and 65 degrees south latitude.
  • Within this range, gentoos are found on the Antarctic Peninsula as well as many sub-Antarctic islands.
  • One of the most predominant locations gentoos inhabit is the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic Ocean.
  • Habitat: Gentoo penguins typically are found along the shoreline. This allows the penguins to be able to quickly access food while remaining close to their nest.
  • The major difference between gentoo penguins and other penguin species are their head markings.
  • Gentoos feature two white wedges around their eyes that are connected by a medium-sized line across the tops of their heads.
  • Their heads are mostly covered in black feathers but small flecks of white feathers can also be found.
  • Conservation Status
    • IUCN Red List: Least Concern

Q1) Where are the Falkland Islands?

It is an internally self-governing overseas territory of the United Kingdom in the South Atlantic Ocean. It lies about 300 miles (480 km) northeast of the southern tip of South America and a similar distance east of the Strait of Magellan.

Source: Extremely rare all-white Gentoo penguin spotted in Antarctica; Here's why it's unique