Gentoo Penguin Pygoscelis papua

Family: Spheniscidae (Penguins)

Authority: (Forster, 1781)

Red List Category

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Justification of Red List category

A recent estimate of the global population indicates that there has been an increase from 314,000 to 387,000 pairs (Woehler 1993; Lynch 2013). The population appears to have increased in the south of its range, while annual monitoring of the Falkland Islands’ (Malvinas) population indicates a positive trend over the past 25 years. Based on the overall population increase, this species has been downlisted as Least Concern.

Population size: 774000

Population trend: Stable

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 16,500,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Land-mass type - shelf island
Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Afrotropical
Realm - Neotropical
Realm - Oceanic
Realm - Antarctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2018) Species factsheet: Pygoscelis papua. Downloaded from on 16/11/2018. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2018) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 16/11/2018.