The Chinstrap penguin inhabits South Georgia Island, the South Sandwich Islands, the Balleny Islands, the islands of Bouvet and Deception, South Shetland, the South Orkneys and the Antarctic Peninsula. This penguin’s name derives from the narrow black band under its head. It can grow up to 27 inches (68 cm) in length and weigh anywhere from 6.6 pounds (3 kg) to 13.2 pounds (6 kg), depending on gender and breeding cycle. Chinstraps nest on steeper, rockier slopes than other penguins and are considered the most aggressive penguin species.
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