Magellanic penguins live in temperate climates, not in the Antarctic. In the breeding season the parents share the babysitting duties, one incubating the chick while the other goes out to sea to feed. The chick gets a meal every two to three days.
Scientific name: Spheniscus magellanicus
Species range provided by WWF's Wildfinder.
The Magellanic penguin can be found in a number of locations including: South America. Find out more about these places and what else lives there.
The following habitats are found across the Magellanic penguin distribution range. Find out more about these environments, what it takes to live there and what else inhabits them.
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Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web
Population trend: Decreasing
Year assessed: 2008
Classified by: IUCN 3.1