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Emperor Penguin 

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Alternate name
Aptenodytes forsteri Scientific name
Ciconiiformes Order
Spheniscidae Family
122 cm Length
Rocky shoreline, coastal inshore water, pelagic deep water. Altitude 500 m. Breeds Antarctica Mainland . Range:- Antarctic, Antarctic British Islands, French Southern Territories, Kerguelen, Macquarie Island, South Georgia Island, South Sandwich Isl, Tristan da Cunha, Tristan da Cunha Islands. Habitat-Altitude-Range
! egg incubated by male in Antarctic winter. Clutch
Fish, squid.. Food  
3829 - TSN: 174449 World Number
Least Concern Status


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Bulgarian: Императорски пингвин
Czech: Tucnák císarský, tučňák císařský
Danish: Kejserpingvin
German: Kaiserpinguin
English: Emperor Penguin
Spanish: Pingüino emperador
Spanish (Argentine): Pingüino emperador
Spanish (Chile): Pingüino emperador
Estonian: keiserpingviin
Finnish: Keisaripingviini
French: Manchot empereur
Irish: Piongain impireach
Hebrew: פינגווין קיסרי
Italian: Pinguino imperatore
Japanese: kouteipengin
Japanese: コウテイペンギン
Latin: Aptenodytes forsteri
Lithuanian: Imperatoriékasis pingvinas, Imperatoriškasis pingvinas
Dutch: Keizerspinguďn
Norwegian: Keiserpingvin
Polish: pingwin cesarski
Russian: императорский пингвин
Slovak: Tučniak cisársky, tucniak obrovský
Swedish: Kejsarpingvin
Turkish: İmperator Penguen
Chinese: 帝企鹅
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