Birdorable Chinstrap Penguin

Bonanza Bird #15: Chinstrap Penguin

December 2nd, 2011 in Birdorable Bonanza 2011, Penguins 4 comments
Birdorable Chinstrap Penguin

Today’s bird, and the 15th species in the Birdorable Bonanza, is the Chinstrap Penguin!

Chinstrap Penguin at Point Wild, Elephant Island
Chinstrap Penguin at Point Wild, Elephant Island by Liam Q

Chinstrap Penguins are cute little black-and-white birds that live in huge colonies in Antarctica and nearby islands. They are named for the black stripe that runs under the chin which resembles a helmet strap. Chinstrap Penguins are one of the most common species of penguin found in the world, with a population estimated at over 8 million birds.

Birdorable Chinstrap Penguin Product Samples

Tomorrow's bird is a little black and grey bird that breeds on Cyprus. Can you guess what it will be?

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