2007BL0000.jpgADELIE PENGUIN

pyogscelis adeliae


contributed by Eric11 and Haley11


Each penguin is 60 to 70 cm long and around 4 kg in weight. Distinctive
marks are the white ring surrounding the eye and the feathers at the base
of the bill. These long feathers hide most of the red bill. The tail is a little
bit longer than other penguins' tails.

Adelie penguins arrive at their breeding grounds inOctober. Their nests consist of stones piled
together. Sometimes the competition for breedingsites gets so fierce that mothers will steal
stones from neighbours' nests! The males summon thefemales with a low guttural noise followed
by a loud cry. A female typically lays two eggs whichare brown or green in color. In December,
the warmest month in Antarctica (about -2°C), theparents alternate periods of incubating the
egg; one goes to feed and the other stays to warmthe egg. The parent who is incubating does
not eat. In March, the adults and their young returnto the sea.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adelie_PenguinAdélie
SIZE

About 30inches tall.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/wildfacts/factfiles/163.shtml
DIET

Fish and Krill.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/wildfacts/factfiles/163.shtml
POPULATION

2.5 million pairs.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/wildfacts/factfiles/163.shtml
LIFE SPAN

Adelie penguin's averige lifespan is 15 to 20 years old.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/wildfacts/factfiles/163.shtml
Habitat

Adelie penguins need the cold weather because they mostly live on ice shelfs not cold no ice
no penguins.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/wildfacts/factfiles/163.shtml
Range:
Coastal Antarctica
http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/wildfacts/factfiles/163.shtml

Offspring:
within two days of laying, chicks within five days of hatching, chicks 11-15 days of age and chicks 17-21 days of age. Our results show that Adélie Penguins have no innate mechanism for recognition of offspring.
http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/MU9890155.htm


[[http://www.eliasdesigns.com/penguins/stiff.htm|]]

Adelies leave the colony in late March to spend the winter offshore.
They have a white ring around the eye.Their chicks grow the fastest of all penguins.Adelies build
their nests of pebbles on the rocky beaches of Antarctica. Adelie penguins are mostly found on
iceshelfs close to the water.They don't drink water but eat snow. They have a gland in their nose
thattakes the salt out of the ocean water that they swallow when catching fish and eating fish
while inthe water.


http://www.siec.k12.in.us/~west/proj/penguins/adelie.html






==Penguins of the====Antarctic Region==external image antmap2.gif Antarctic Continent external image bluedot.gif Emperor Penguins external image reddot.gif [[http://www.siec.k12.in.us/%7Ewest/proj/penguins/adelie.html|]] Adelie Penguins external image golddot.gif Gentoo Penguins external image purdot.gif Chinstrap Penguin http://www.siec.k12.in.us/~west/proj/penguins/antarc.html


More Links:

http://www.gdargaud.net/Antarctica/Penguins.html#Adelie
http://www.coolantarctica.com/gallery/thumbnails/penguins/penguin_pictures_thumbnails_p1_adelie.htm