Types of Penguins
lone penguin on ice
photo courtesy of Guillaume Dargaud
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Index of Penguins

Large Penguins

Crested Penguins
Stiff-Tailed Penguins
Small Penguins
Penguins are birds. A penguin has wings, feathers, a beak and two legs, and lays eggs, and is warm-blooded like other birds, but penguins do not fly. They swim and dive well and spend most of their time at sea where they find food. They have sleek bodies and they use their wings as flippers. Penguins come ashore to breed. Penguins live in cold water. They have more feathers than birds that fly. The undercoat of feathers is downy and keeps the bird warm. The outer layer is a waterproof coat of overlapping feathers. Each year, penguins molt, losing their old feathers and growing new ones.
There are seventeen kinds of penguins. They live in the bottom half of the world, called the Southern Hemisphere. Many live in the polar region, but some live in cool waters near the Equator. Penguins are defenseless birds and usually live on islands where there are no predators or in remote areas away from predators.

Large Penguins