Magellanic penguin colony

Magellanic penguin colony

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Credit: PETER J. RAYMOND/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Magellanic penguin colony at Isla Magdalena, Chile. Around 120,000 magellanic penguins (Spheniscus magellanicus) nest in burrows on the island. This medium-sized penguin inhabits the coasts of Chile, Argentina and the Falkland Islands. It reaches an average length of 70 centimetres. The magellanic penguin feeds on fish, cephalopods (such as squid), crustaceans and krill, hunting in groups. Photographed on Isla Magdalena, Chile.

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