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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Penguin



Beauty Of Animal | penguin | Your penguin (Sphenisciformes system, Spheniscidae family) are a group of aquatic, birds fly live almost exclusively in the southern hemisphere, especially in Antarctica. Adapted to the very life in the water, and penguins feathers countershaded dark and white, and their wings became fins. Caught most of the penguins feed on krill, fish, squid and other forms of sealife while swimming underwater. Spend nearly half their lives on the ground and half in the oceans.Although all penguin species are native to the southern hemisphere, is not found only in cold climates, like Antarctica.


In fact, only a few types of penguins live to the south. Found several species in the temperate zone, and one species, and the penguins and the Galapagos, live near the equator.Largest of the living Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri): adults average about 1.1 meters (3 feet, 7 inches) tall and weighs 35 kilograms (75 pounds) or more. The smallest penguin species is the Little Blue Penguin (Eudyptula minor), also known as the Fairy Penguin, which is about 40 cm (16 inches) and weighs 1 kg (2.2 lb).


Between the penguins there, and the largest penguins inhabit colder regions, while found smaller penguins are generally found in tropical or even temperate (see also Bergmann's Rule). Achieved some species prehistoric enormous sizes, becoming as tall or heavy as adults of human rights. Were not limited to these areas to the South Pole, but on the areas, in contrast subantarctic harbored a high degree of diversity, and at least one giant penguin occurred in a region not quite 2000 km south of the equator, 35 Mia, in a climate warmer than it is today for sure.

 
 



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