A Gentoo Penguin Pictured Against A Blue Ice Background In Antarctica On A Vinyl Fridge Magnet
A Gentoo penguin, against a beautiful blue background in Antarctica, is pictured on this vinyl fridge magnet from the catalogues of World Wide Gifts. The Gentoo is a distinctive member of the penguin family. Visually these birds have a white band across their heads and a bright orange/red co loured bill. These features, together with their peach coloured feet, make them stand out against the backdrop of their Antarctic home. Gentoo are not just distinctive to the eye; their call comes in the form of a loud trumpeting noise. The third largest of the penguin species they are certainly a familiar sight on the icy continent although they prefer to reside on non-ice covered surfaces.
How The Gentoo Penguins Live
Together with their noticeable colouring Gentoo penguins have the longest tails of the penguin family; their scientific name Pygoscelis means "rump-tailed". Like the rest of the penguin species the Gentoo can look a little awkward as it waddles around on land but in the water it is elegant and effective. It is the most accomplished swimmer and diver amongst penguins. The Gentoo can reach speeds of approximately twenty two miles per hour, and depths of up to two hundred metres, in its quest for food such as squid, krill, and fish. These amazing creatures are perfectly adapted to their environment as well as being beautiful to look at as can be seen from the picture on our attractive vinyl fridge magnet.