Magellanic Penguin

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Magellanic Penguin
Magellanic penguin.jpg
Conservation status
Scienteefic classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Sphenisciformes
Family: Spheniscidae
Genus: Spheniscus
Species: S. magellanicus
Binomial name
Spheniscus magellanicus
(Forster, 1781)
Reid aurie shaws range

The Magellanic Penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus) is a Sooth American penguin, breedin in coastal Argentinae, Chile an the Falkland Islands, wi some migratin tae Brazil whaur thay are occasionally seen as far north as Rio de Janeiro. It is the maist numerous o the Spheniscus penguins. Its nearest relatives are the African, the Humboldt an the Galápagos Penguins. The Magellanic penguin wis named efter Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan, who spottit the birds in 1520.

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