Royal Penguins

Royal Penguins  

Identification

Royal penguins are a species of Crested Penguin. They are called Royal Penguins because they have a yellow crest on their head.

The only place in the world  Royal penguins breed is Macquarie Island.

 

Behavior

The Royal Penguin is normally not aggressive, but they will get aggressive when hunting and when other Royal Penguins try to take their fish.

 

Classification

Royal Penguins are not endangered.

 

Breeding

Royal Penguins have a cycle beginning when the males arrive in late September to get a nest site. Then females arrive in early October and lay their eggs in the middle of October to late October with the babies hatching about 30 days later.

 

Food

They mainly eat fish but they also eat krill and squid.

 

Habitat

The Royal penguin is a species of penguin, which can be found on the sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island and adjacent islands. They only breed on Macquarie Island.

 

Glossary

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Wikipedia

http://www.antarctica.gov.au/about-antarctica/wildlife/animals/penguins/royal-penguins

http://www.penguins-world.com/what-do-royal-penguins-eat/

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