King Penguin Aptenodytes patagonicus



Conservation Status

The IUCN Red List of threatened species states that king penguins of Least Concern based on the following criteria: geographic range is greater than 20,000 square kilometers, population size is greater than 10,000 individuals, and the population size seems to be increasing at an estimated 2 million breeding pairs.

Effects of human activity on populations

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Recommended Citation

King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: