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Magellanic penguins
Magellanic penguins

Magellanic Penguins

Magellanic penguins were named after the explorer Ferdinand Magellan who first saw them in 1519 on his first voyage around the tip of South America.

Magellanic penguins are about 2 feet, 3 inches tall and weigh 9 pounds.  They are the largest of the warm weather penguins.  They live on the coast of the Argentina, Chile and the Falkland Islands.

During mating season, Magellanic penguins burrow, forming underground nesting colonies. 





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