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Chinstrap Penguin Minutiae
Distinguishing Features: They are particularly noisy penguins and are sometimes called Stonecrackers because of their piercing voices.
They are easily distinguished by the thin black stripe across the bottom of the throat that looks like a chinstrap.
Habitat: Breed on sub-Antarctic islands and on the Antarctic Peninsula. There are 780 known colonies.
Height & Weight: Chinstrap penguins have an average body length of 72 centimetres (28 in) and a weight of 3–5 kilograms (6.6–11.0 lb), however their weight can drop as low as 3 kilograms (6.6 lb) depending on the breeding cycle. Males are both larger and heavier than females.
Population: Approximately 7,500,000 breeding pairs.
Breeding: They usually breed on hillside slopes and rocky outcrops in colonies that can be enormous.
Nesting: They build circular nests of stones where typically two eggs are laid. They are incubated by both parents in shifts of 5 to 10 days. The eggs hatch after 33 to 35 days.
Diet: Rely mostly on krill, but supplement their diet with about 5% fish.
Can You Believe?: One colony on the South Sandwich Islands is reputed to contain over 10,000,000 chinstrap penguins!
Would You Like To See A Chinstrap?: Visit the Central Park Zoo in New York, the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, or Sea World in California.