October 17

Macquarie Island’s: Royal Penguin

The Royal penguin is a native bird to Macquarie Island. The Group “Conservation Of Nature” is trying to prevent the extinction of the Royal Penguin.

 

Identification: The Royal penguin is a small penguin with strips of yellow hair and a bright orange beak. Some of the Royal penguins have a white chin and others have black (white chins are more common than black chins).

 

Food: The Royal Penguins usually eat small Shrimp, Krill, Lantern Fish, Squid and more.

 

Behaviour: The behaviour of the Royal penguins are often passive but during hunting time they usually get aggressive also when another penguin tries to steal its food it gets angry.

 

Habitat: The Royal Penguin lives on Macquarie island. Macquarie island is a good home for them because it has lots of rocks grass and small plants which if a predator comes it can get away quickly because it is use to all the rocks, grass and plants.

 

Are The Royal Penguins Endangered?: No, they aren’t but they are very close to being endangered, because…

 

Breeding: Royal penguins have a cycle beginning when the males arrive in September to get a nest then the females arrive in October and lay their eggs, in the middle of October to late October, with the babies hatching around 30 days later.

 

 


Posted October 17, 2016 by jackcsl in category Uncategorized

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