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We can see them during our antarctic expeditions.

 

They breed on Patagonia, Chile (from Chiloé to Cape Horn) and Falkland Islands.

  • Magellanic Penguin, Falkalnd Islands

    Magellanic Penguin, Falkalnd Islands

  • Its length is 70 cm.

    Its length is 70 cm.

  • They stablish their colonies on open beaches.

    They stablish their colonies on open beaches.

  • As well on bush-covered flat areas.

    As well on bush-covered flat areas.

  • The Magellanic penguin is monogamous.

    The Magellanic penguin is monogamous.

  • The pairs have long lasting pair-bonds.

    The pairs have long lasting pair-bonds.

  • Nests are in burrows of up to six feet deep.

    Nests are in burrows of up to six feet deep.

  • Magellanic Penguin, Falkalnd Islands

    Magellanic Penguin, Falkalnd Islands

  • They feed on crustaceans, fish and squid.

    They feed on crustaceans, fish and squid.

  • The female lays two eggs.

    The female lays two eggs.

  • Magellanic Penguin, Falkalnd Islands

    Magellanic Penguin, Falkalnd Islands

  • Their weight is up to 8 kg.

    Their weight is up to 8 kg.

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