Magellanic penguin, Spheniscus magellanicus

Magellanic Penguin
(Spheniscus magellanicus)


Family – Spheniscidae – all penguins are in this family

Genus – Spheniscus – The banded penguins – African penguin, Galápagos penguin, Humboldt penguin, Magellanic penguin

Species – S. magellanicus  – Magellanic Penguin

Size – 24 to 30″ tall

Weight – 6 to 14 pounds

Diet – Small fish, krill, and squid

Conservation Status – Near Threatened



Magellanic Penguins

Magellanic Penguin

Feature image up top Magellanic Penguin by Don Faulkner, on Flickr

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