Aust birds    Bird names   News   1-26    Habitats    Key plants    Glossary    Plumage    Nests    Tips    Thumbnails    Gen. info    Sponsors    Photos for sale   
NON-PASSERINES     1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10     11     12     13     14 15     16     17     18     19     20     21     22     23     24     25     26     PASSERINES
Common names sorted alphabetically: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   W   Y  
Have birds left a mess around your place? We recommend to try a professional cleaning service.

2

Emperor Penguin

(Aptenodytes forsteri)
Size: 1.2-1.3 m
Weight: 38 kg (male avg.), 29.5 kg (female avg.) - start of breeding season; 23 kg (avg.) after breeding season

Similar species

Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

Click here for a physical description

Taxonomy, classification

See Emperor Penguin at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

Click here for information on habitat and range

Sightings

Click here for sighting information

Photos

ADULT

Frontal, lateral and dorsal views of Emperor Penguins (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Antarctic shelf, December 1993]

Group of Emperor Penguins on an ice float (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Antarctic shelf, December 1993]

Emperor Penguins in a snowstorm (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Antarctic shelf, December 1993]

Emperor Penguins in their typical habitat, on solid ice (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Antarctic shelf, December 1993]

Behaviour

Emperor Penguins have two modes of locomotion: Walk upright or slide on their bellies (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Antarctic shelf, December 1993]

These pages are largely based on our own observations and those of our contributors. The structure of these bird pages is explained HERE. For more salient facts on any bird species please refer to a field guide.

Would you like to contribute photos or sound recordings to this site?
If interested, please CLICK HERE. Credits to contributors are given HERE.