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Chinstrap Penguin Pictures

The Chinstrap Penguin (Pygoscelis antarcticus) is a species of penguin which is found in the South Sandwich Islands, Antarctica, the South Orkneys, South Shetland, South Georgia, Bouvet Island and Balleny. Their name derives from the narrow black band under their heads which makes it appear as if they are wearing black helmets, making them one of the most easily identified types of penguin. Other names for them are "Ringed Penguins", "Bearded Penguins", and "Stonecracker Penguins" due to their harsh call. They grow to 68 cm (27 in) and there are approximately 7,500,000 breeding pairs. The average adult weight of a Chinstrap Penguin is 4.5 kg (10 lbs) . Weight can range from 3 to 6 kg (6.6-13.2 lbs), with males being slightly larger and weight varying based on where the penguin is in the breeding cycle. Their diet consists of krill (a shrimp-like sea creature), shrimp and fish.

The chinstrap penguins often live on large icebergs in the open ocean. This penguin is classified as nekton. The average size and weight of this penguin is 9 pounds, and 27 inches. They live in the barren islands of the sub-Antarctic Region and the Antarctic Peninsula. The chinstrap penguin eats mostly krill and some fish, while they are mainly eaten by leopard seals.

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