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Magellanic penguin

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Magellanic penguin
Scientific classification
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Aves
Order: Sphenisciformes
Faimily: 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 Argenteinie, Chile an the Fauklan Isles, 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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  1. BirdLife International (2012). "Spheniscus magellanicus". IUCN Reid Leet o Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. Internaitional Union for Conservation o Naitur. Retrieved 16 Julie 2012. Cite has empty unkent parameter: |last-author-amp= (help)CS1 maint: uises authors parameter (link) CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)