Humboldt Penguin (Spheniscus humboldti) - HBW 1, p. 159
French: Manchot de Humboldt
Spanish: Pingüino de Humboldt
Other common names: Peruvian Penguin
Taxonomy: Spheniscus Humboldti Meyen, 1834, Peru.
Sometimes considered conspecific with S. demersus and S. magellanicus; alternatively they may form superspecies (see page 141). Monotypic.
Distribution: Coasts of Chile and Peru, in region of Humboldt Current.
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VideosSee all 15 videos
Two birds standing on the ground and a close-up of one of them preening. Locality Dublin Zoo, Dublin, Dublin Region, Ireland (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 27 June 2012 37 weeks ago 26 sec 3.2
A few birds perched on a cliff. Locality Lima City, Peru (Monotypic species)
Yoel Jimenez 12 November 2012 17 weeks ago 36 sec 3.2
A bird walking. Locality Dublin Zoo, Dublin, Dublin Region, Ireland (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 27 June 2012 37 weeks ago 22 sec 3.2
A bird (possible male), walking amongst the rocks by the Pacific ocean. Locality Valparaiso Region, Chile
German Pugnali 23 May 2007 4 years ago 24 sec 2.7
A bird standing and walking among other birds. Locality Vogelpark Walsrode, Walsrode, Lower Saxony, Germany (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 12 August 2006 4 years ago 41 sec 2.7
A juvenile swimming and preening its breast among other birds. Locality Vogelpark Walsrode, Walsrode, Lower Saxony, Germany (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 12 August 2006 4 years ago 36 sec 2.7
PhotosSee all 35 photos
Two birds (with peruvian booby and Guanay Cormorant) Dos aves (con un piquero peruano y un cormorán Guanay)
Locality Islas Ballestas, Paracas National Reserve, Ica Department, Peru
José M. Formentí 5 August 2009 1 year ago 4.4
A small group tentatively entering the sea
Locality Islas Ballestas, Paracas National Reserve, Ica Department, Peru (Monotypic species)
Andy Wombat 16 June 2012 18 weeks ago 4
On Isla San Lorenzo.
Locality Lima City, Peru
Cock Reijnders 25 September 2010 2 years ago 3.9
Penguin swimming in the Valparaíso Bay, Chile.
Locality Valparaiso, Valparaiso Region, Chile
Patricio Mackenzie 6 November 2010 2 years ago 3.8
Flying under the water.
Locality Barcelona Zoo, Barcelona, Barcelona Province, Catalonia, Spain (Monotypic species)
gemma aznar 26 November 2011 1 year ago 3.8
Nesting in the cliff
Locality Choros Island, Humboldt Penguin National Reserve, Chile
Max Buchheister 16 September 2011 1 year ago 3.7
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