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a large penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus, found on islands bordering the Antarctic Circle.
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king penguin, Aptenodytes patagonica(noun)
large penguin on islands bordering the Antarctic Circle
a large penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus, that lives on the coast of Antarctica and nearby islands
The King Penguin is the second largest species of penguin at about 11 to 16 kg, second only to the Emperor Penguin. There are two subspecies—A. p. patagonicus and A. p. halli; patagonicus is found in the South Atlantic and halli elsewhere. King Penguins eat small fish, mainly lanternfish, and squid and rely less than most Southern Ocean predators on krill and other crustaceans. On foraging trips they repeatedly dive to over 100 metres, and have been recorded at depths greater than 300 metres. King Penguins breed on the subantarctic islands at the northern reaches of Antarctica, South Georgia, and other temperate islands of the region. The total population is estimated to be 2.23 million pairs and is increasing.
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