king penguin

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Related to Aptenodytes patagonicus: Eudyptula minor, Pygoscelis papua

king penguin

n.
A large penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus) of subantarctic regions, having an orange oval on the side of the face and a yellow patch at the base of the throat.

king penguin

n
(Animals) a large penguin, Aptenodytes patagonica, found on islands bordering the Antarctic Circle

king′ pen`guin


n.
a large penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus, found on islands bordering the Antarctic Circle.
[1880–85]
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Noun1.king penguin - large penguin on islands bordering the Antarctic Circleking penguin - large penguin on islands bordering the Antarctic Circle
penguin - short-legged flightless birds of cold southern especially Antarctic regions having webbed feet and wings modified as flippers
Aptenodytes, genus Aptenodytes - large penguins
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Survival in king penguins aptenodytes patagonicus: temporal and sex-specific effects of environmental variability.
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Fatty acid evidence for the importance of myctophid fishes in the diet of king penguins, Aptenodytes patagonicus. Mar.
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lsabelline king penguin Aptenodytes patagonicus at Marion Island.
Embora a galinha seja a unica especie conhecida que desenvolve a doenca clinica (LUKERT & SAIF, 2003), anticorpos contra esse virus ja foram detectados no soro de pinguin-rei (Aptenodytes patagonicus) da Antartica (CLERC et al., 2002) e faisoes (LUKERT & SAIF, 2003).
(2005) reported the presence of mercury in feathers of the king penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus Miller, 1778) living on remote sub-Antarctic islands.
Second in size only to the emperor penguin, king penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus) live on islands on the fringes of Antarctica in the southern Indian Ocean, with an estimated population of two million breeding pairs.
In Lusitania Bay on Macquarie Island, the king penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus) forms dense breeding colonies.
King Penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus) are the second largest of the extant penguin species, having a body mass of [approximately]13 kg (Adams and Klages 1987).
The penguin was housed in an indoor exhibit with 30 macaroni penguins, 20 rockhopper penguins (Eudyptes chrysocome), and 15 king penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus).
WHAT bird's Latin name is Aptenodytes patagonicus? WHERE is the Gough and Inaccessible Islands World Heritage Site?