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Adélie Penguins



Adélie Penguins

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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 3 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3.6

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     challenging words:    mainly, continent, krill, lays, longer, lined, adult, rocks, pounds, backs, rings, bills, live, stiff, eggs, kinds
     content words:    Adult Adélies


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Adélie Penguins
By Cindy Grigg
  

1     Adélie penguins live on the continent of Antarctica. These swimming birds have black heads and backs. Their bellies are white. They have a longer tail than most penguins do. Their black tail is stiff and drags behind them when they walk. They have white rings around their eyes. Their bills are red, but black feathers growing around the bill usually keep it hidden. Adult Adélies grow to be about 28 inches tall and weigh from 8 to 12 pounds. They are one of the smallest kinds of penguins. They mainly eat tiny swimming animals called krill. Squid and fish are also part of their diet. The female usually lays two eggs in a rocky nest scooped out of the ground. The nest is lined .....
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