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Photo of Magellanic Penguins

Magellanic Penguins

Common name:

Magellanic Penguin

Latin name:

Spheniscus magellanicus

Family:

Sphenicidae

Length:

14-22"

Wing span:

Small flipper like wings used for swimming

Weight:

5-15 lb

Habitat:

Found along rocky shores in Central Chile and central Argentina, south to Cape Horn and the Falkland Islands.

Notes:

All penguins live in the southern hemisphere, but not all live in cold places. The Magellanic penguin comes from South America Most numerous of all penguins (other 3 species are the Humboldt, African and the Galapagos penguins). See: IBRRC report

Link:

Magellanic Penguin facts

 

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