A penguin is a seabird that does not fly : its wings are adapted for diving . This animal is characterized by its black and white plumage and erect walking.
The penguins are part of the group of palmipedes , since they present webbed fingers (joined together by a membrane ). Thanks to this particularity they have a great swimming capacity.
It should be noted that penguins are also sphenisciform . This is how non-flying birds whose wings are similar to fins, have a hydrodynamic body, have a short tail and are only directed to land for parenting
All penguins inhabit the hemisphere south , with one exception: the Galapagos penguin . These specimens take advantage of the cold waters of the current of Cromwell and the current of Humboldt .
There are multiple species of penguins The biggest penguin is the Emperor penguin , scientific name Aptenodytes forsteri endemic to the Antarctica and that can measure more than 1.20 meters high.
To the Magellanic penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus ), meanwhile, it can be found in Argentina , Chile , Uruguay and Brazil , depending on the time . Between the crested penguins , on the other hand, we can find the yellow plume penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome ) and at orange plume penguin or macaroni (Eudyptes chrysolophus ).
The Penguin Finally, he is a villain of fiction that faces Batman . He first appeared in a cartoon of 1941 and then he was included in TV series and movies starring the bat man.