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Emperor Penguins

Posted on : 03 Dec 2019

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  • The status of the emperor penguin, one of Antarctica’s most iconic species, in the Red List of International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is Near Threatened.
  • The emperor penguin is the tallest and heaviest of all living penguin species and is endemic to Antarctica. Emperor Penguins are the largest penguins in the world.
  • Feathers of the head and back are black and sharply delineated from the white belly, pale-yellow breast and bright-yellow ear patches.
  • While hunting, the species can remain submerged around 20 minutes. They can dive deeper than any other bird.
  • This is the only penguin species that breeds during the Antarctic winter.
  • Emperor Penguins don’t build any sort of nests at all. Their feet and brood patches are the only “nest” their chicks get.

Article Related Questions

  1. Recently a report stated that Emperor Penguins would be extinct if climate goals are not met, consider the following statements regarding this species
    1.The status of this specie, in the Red List of International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is endangered.
    2.This is the only penguin species that breeds during the Antarctic winter.
    Which of the following statement is/are correct?

  2. 1.1 only

    2.2 only

    3.Both 1 and 2

    4.Neither 1 nor 2

    Right Ans : 2 only


  3. The 1857 Uprising was the culmination of the recurrent big and small local rebellions that occured in the preceding hundred years of British Rule. Elucidate (Answer in 150 words) - 2019 Mains


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