MAGELLANIC PENGUINS (Spheniscus magellanicus)
- 24-28 in. (61-71 cm)
- 11 lb (5 kg)
- The Falkland Islands and the coastlines of Chile and Argentina
Breeds in burrows where digging is possible, otherwise on the surface or under bushes. Colonies form in a variety of habitats from low forests to grassland to bare rocks, often on islands or headlands. Some colonies on the Argentinean side number several hundreds of thousands of pairs.
Two brown chest stripes. Humboldt Penguins lack the second dark breast band found in Magellanic Penguins and have more extensive areas of bare facial skin. However, as both of these characters are subject to individual variation and hybrids do occur, not every bird might be identifiable.
- Burrows or under bushes
- Cuttlefish, small fishes like anchovies and sardines
- 1.3 million pairs
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