Many people know organisms only by the common names, or "vernacular" names. Unlike scientific names, common names are almost always different for speakers of different languages. They may also vary regionally within a language. This tab shows all the common names provided to EOL for this organism from a variety of providers, including EOL curators. Currently we can only set one preferred common name per language on a given EOL page, but all the names should be searchable.

Common names listed by language

Preferred marks the preferred name for each language.

English

Name Sources Status
King Penguin Anage Data, Animal Diversity Web Descriptions, Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), IUCN Red List, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), NCBI Taxonomy, South African Vertebrates, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio, xeno-canto Bird Sounds Trusted

Afrikaans

Name Sources Status
Koningpikkewyn Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), South African Vertebrates, uBio Unknown
Koningspikkewyn Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Brazilian Portuguese

Name Sources Status
Pinguim-rei Bruno Marino Trusted

Czech

Name Sources Status
Tucnák patagonský Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Tučňák patagonský Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Danish

Name Sources Status
Kongepingvin Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Dutch

Name Sources Status
koningspingu South African Vertebrates Unknown
Koningspinguin Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Koningspinguïn Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Estonian

Name Sources Status
kuningpingviin Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Finnish

Name Sources Status
Kuningaspingviini Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Trusted

French

Name Sources Status
Manchot royal Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), IUCN Red List, Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel, South African Vertebrates, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

German

Name Sources Status
K South African Vertebrates Unknown
Königspinguin Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Hebrew

Name Sources Status
פינגווין מלכותי Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Irish

Name Sources Status
Rí-phiongain Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Italian

Name Sources Status
Pinguino re Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Pinguino reale Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Japanese

Name Sources Status
ousamapengin Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
オウサマペンギン Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), uBio Unknown

Lithuanian

Name Sources Status
Karaliékasis pingvinas Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Karališkasis pingvinas Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Norwegian

Name Sources Status
Kongepingvin Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Polish

Name Sources Status
Pingwin królewski Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Portuguese

Name Sources Status
Pinguim-real South African Vertebrates Unknown

Russian

Name Sources Status
королевский пингвин Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Slovak

Name Sources Status
tucniak velký Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Tučniak král'ovský Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Tučniak veľký Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Spanish

Name Sources Status
Pingüino rey Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Swedish

Name Sources Status
Kungspingvin Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Turkish

Name Sources Status
Kral penguen Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

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