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Derived its name from the narrow black band under its head which makes it appear as if it were wearing a black helmet, making it one of the most easily identified types of penguin.
circumpolar, They breed in Antarctica, Argentina, Bouvet Island, Chile, the Falkland Islands, the French Southern Territories, and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
Gentoo penguins were the most abundant penguin that I saw during a 12 day tour of the Antarctic Peninsula last November. Luckily we were able to find a few Chinstraps among all the gentoos.