Penguins are flightless sea - birds with short tails and paddle-like wings. The plumage is very dense and covers the whole of the body. The legs are short and set well back, with the front three toes webbed for swimming.

Overview

PenguinsHabitat: Rocky islands/ pack ice and open ocean/ sandy islands.

Distribution: Ranges from the Antarctic and sub-Antarctic as far north as the Equator at the Galapagos Islands.

Diet: Mainly fish.

Number of Different Species: 17.

Read More: Penguin Life

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