Magellanic Penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus) - HBW 1, p. 159
French: Manchot de Magellan
Spanish: Pingüino Magellánico
Taxonomy: Aptenodytes magellanicus J. R. Forster, 1781, Strait of Magellan.
Sometimes considered conspecific with S. demersus and S. humboldti; alternatively they may form superspecies (see page 141). Monotypic.
Distribution: S coasts of South America, from C Chile and C Argentina S to Cape Horn; also breeds in Falkland Is.
- Near Threatened Enlarge map
VideosSee all 46 videos
Two adults doing circle dance and flipper patting Locality New Island, Falkland (Malvinas) Islands (Monotypic species)
Laurent Demongin 15 October 2007 8 years ago 30 sec 4.9
Two shots of an adult braying in front of the burrow Locality New Island, Falkland (Malvinas) Islands (Monotypic species)
Laurent Demongin 11 October 2007 8 years ago 30 sec 4.9
Numerous social interactions of a group on a beach before to go to sea Locality New Island, Falkland (Malvinas) Islands (Monotypic species)
Laurent Demongin 3 December 2008 7 years ago 45 sec 4.7
Birds running and swimming in small surf along a sandy beach Locality New Island, Falkland (Malvinas) Islands (Monotypic species)
Laurent Demongin 31 December 2008 7 years ago 45 sec 4.7
Two adult birds and two youngs begging for food Locality West Falkland Island, Falkland (Malvinas) Islands (Monotypic species)
Helmut Schenkel Brunner 31 October 2000 8 years ago 19 sec 4.5
bird in the estuary of Maldonado river. uncommon winter visitor. Locality Barra de Maldonado, Maldonado Department, Uruguay
Antonio Silveira 26 June 2015 51 weeks ago 31 sec 4.5
PhotosSee all 91 photos
Locality Santa Cruz Province, Argentina
Samantha Klein 28 January 2014 2 years ago 5
A Magellanic penguins in Tucker island.
Locality Magallanes Region, Chile
Patricio Mackenzie 20 January 2016 19 weeks ago 4.5
Two Magellanic Penguin resting on their bellies.
Locality Falkland (Malvinas) Islands
Hal and Kirsten Snyder 8 February 2015 1 year ago 4.5
An adult bird
Locality Lisbon, Lisbon Region, Portugal
raniero massoli-novelli 28 December 2015 1 year ago 4.4
Retrato de adulto. Creo que es una hembra.
Locality Punta Tombo, Chubut Province, Argentina (Monotypic species)
J. Barreda 14 October 2009 1 year ago 4.4
Locality Punta Arenas, Magallanes Region, Chile
Joselito Nardy Ribeiro 11 January 2013 2 years ago 4.4