Magellanic Penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus)
West Point Island. Off north coast of West Falkland. FALKLAND ISLANDS.
RANGE: Juan Fernandez Island in Pacific, Islands along coast of Southern Chile to islands off Cape Horn, South Atlantic coast of Argentina up to Valdez Peninsula and Falkland Islands.
These penguins are migrants and breed in the Falklands. They are fairly widely distributed in the Falklands. They nest in burrows beneath tussock pedestals. Breeding begins mid October. Incubation is 38-41 days and young are fully moulted by late January. Adults will vacate the site after their moult in March. They feed extensively on schooling fish and squid.