Types of Penguins

So you meet some penguin lovers who nearly off by heart told me the 17 types of Penguins. Penguins only live in the Southern Hemisphere. (and polar bears are only Northern hemisphere).

Dedicated to Christine & Neil. (You know who you are) Bet you did’t know where they are found ūüôā

1. Adelei – Antartica, South Orkney Islands, Bouvetoya

2.African – Nambia & South Africa

3.Chinstrap – Antartica, South Georgia, South Orkney Islands, Bouvetoya, South Sandwich Islands

4.Emperor – Antartica

5.Erect-Crested – Campbell & Auckland Islands, Antipodes & Bounty Islands

6.Fiordland (Crested) Р(Tawaki) Fiordland РSouth-west coast of the South Island, New Zealand

7.Galapagos – Galapagos Islands

8.Gentoo РAntartica, Faukland Islands, Macquarie & Kerguelen Islands, Crozet Islands, Prince Edward Islands, Heard & McDonald Islands, South Georgia, South Orkney Islands, South Sandwich Islands

9.Humboldt – Northern Chile & Peru

10.King РFaukland Islands, Macquarie & Kerguelen Islands, Crozet Islands, Prince Edward Islands, Heard & McDonald Islands, South Georgia

11.Little (Blue) РNew Zealand (Korora) & Australia (fairy)

12.Macaroni РAntartica, Falkland Islands, Bouvetoya, Southern Chile & Argentina, Crozet Islands, Prince Edward, Heard & McDonald Islands, South Georgia

13.Magellanic – Falkland Islands, Southern Chile & Argentina

14.Rockhopper (Eastern) РMarion, Campbell & Auckland Islands, Antipodes & Bounty Islands, Macquarie & Kerguelen Islands, Crozet Islands, Prince Edward Islands, Heard & MacDonald Islands

14. Rockhopper (Southern) – Falkland Islands, Chile & Argentina

14. Rockhopper (Northern) – Tristan de Cunha, Gough, St Paul & Amsterdam Islands

15.Royal –¬†Macquarie Island

16.Snares – New Zealand – Snares Island south of New Zealand.

17.Yellow Eyed – (Hoiho) Southern New Zealand, Enderby, Campbell & Auckland Islands

Plus

White Flipper – A sub-species of the Little Blue – is restricted to Banks Peninsula, Motunau Island & the North Canterbury coast

reference for the 17 species – google World Penguins (map)