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Magellanic Penguins

Spheniscus magellanicus

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Really quite interesting. These penguins make indentations in the sandy/pebbled soil to make their nests. Sometimes they are lucky enought to find an area where it is sheltered. All the nesting sites I have seen are within 200 meters of the ocean. The waddle back and forth to the sea taking turns feeding while one buards the nest and egg(s).

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5 Comments

galewhale..Gale
galewhale..Gale 9 years ago

hahaha know that feeling!

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 9 years ago

oof..what was I thinking? I must have been being pulled in various directions by my family!

galewhale..Gale
galewhale..Gale 9 years ago

Sorry this is not a marine mammal, rather a marine bird could you delete this from the mission? Thanks

Lindsay Frances
Lindsay Frances 9 years ago

These are great! Lucky :)

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Wow!

LarryGraziano
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LarryGraziano

Chubut, Argentina

Spotted on Oct 18, 2007
Submitted on Oct 18, 2011

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