Order Sphenisciformes

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Classification

Class: Birds

Infraclass- Penguins

Superorder:Neognathea

Order-Sphenisciformes

Basic Information

Penguins are only found in the Southern Hemisphere. Also they are marine flightless birds with modified wings and their legs are short and place far back on the body. Penguins have a genera of 6 and 17 different species.

Additional Information (the way penguins look)

Penguins have a a large head, short neck almost no neck, webbed feet for swimming fast and for walking on ice and snow, short tails, a long beak, feathers. Their colors as adults are a black back,wings and head, white stomach, and an orangish yellow neck but as babies they have grayish white body with a black head and white face with thicker coat of feathers.