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Spheniscus magellanicus   (Forster, 1781)

Magellanic penguin
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Classification
Aves | Ciconiiformes | Spheniscidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
Harrison, P. 1987. (Ref. 91362)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 70.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 91362); common length : 70.0 cm tl male/unsexed; (Ref. 8812); max. published weight: 4.1 kg (Ref. 356)

Environment
Others

Climate / Range
Subtropical

Distribution
Southeast Pacific and Southwest Atlantic.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Total population is estimated between 4,500,000 and 10 million birds. There is an observed population decline towards the end of the 19th century although their range has extended northwards (Ref. 84934). This is known as a noisy, gregarious but timid species which are found to nest in burrows (Ref. 91362). Pursuit diving (Ref. 356).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




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References
Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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