Know your penguins

A bit late for Penguin Awareness Day, which was the 20th, but always welcome on this blog: a poster passed on to me by Chris Waigl:

Seventeen species pictured.  Here they are in the Wikipedia taxonomy of the subfamily Spheniscinae  (modern penguins):

Aptenodytes – Great penguins
King penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Emperor penguin, Aptenodytes forsteri

Pygoscelis – Brush-tailed penguins
Adélie penguin, Pygoscelis adeliae
Chinstrap penguin, Pygoscelis antarctica
Gentoo penguin, Pygoscelis papua

Eudyptula – Little penguins
Little blue penguin, Eudyptula minor

Spheniscus – Banded penguins
Magellanic penguin, Spheniscus magellanicus
Humboldt penguin, Spheniscus humboldti
Galapagos penguin, Spheniscus mendiculus
African penguin, Spheniscus demersus

Yellow-eyed penguin, Megadyptes antipodes

Eudyptes – Crested penguins
Fiordland penguin, Eudyptes pachyrynchus
Snares penguin, Eudyptes robustus
Erect-crested penguin, Eudyptes sclateri
Rockhopper penguins [treated as one in the poster]
● Western rockhopper penguin, Eudyptes chrysocome
● Eastern rockhopper penguin, Eudyptes filholi
● Northern rockhopper penguin, Eudyptes moseleyi
Royal penguin, Eudyptes schlegeli
Macaroni penguin, Eudyptes chrysolophus

A number of these species have gotten their own writeups on this blog; for details, see my Page on penguin postings.

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  2. faye Says:

    is it possible to purchase this poster?

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