Penguin Species

Penguins live in many locations around the Southern Hemisphere. At very quick glance they look alike with white and black bodies, but they all have unique characteristics. There are currently 18 recognized species of penguins. Click on any of the names below to learn about the unique features of each bird.

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References:

Borboroglu, Pablo Garcia & Boersma, P. Dee (2013). Penguins, Natural History and Conservation. Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press.

https://www.iucnredlist.org

https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species