adult; black bands on breast; mottled pink, black feet (zoo; 2012-06-21)

Magellanic Penguin
Spheniscus magellanicus

Native Range: South America

Notes: South America's counterpart and look-alike to Africa's African Penguin; not all penguins live in ice-covered areas of Antarctica; indeed, many penguins live in temperate regions and probablty never see ice in their lives; this species is a good case-in-point, being found in southern South America typically in waters about 60 degrees Fahrenheit; nests in crevices along rocky shores; feeds at sea; no sexual dimorphism.

adult posing for a body portrait (zoo; 2012-06-21)

about to jump into the water (zoo; 2012-06-21)

juvenile hesitating before a plumge (zoo; 2012-06-21)

posing for a head portrait (zoo; 2012-06-21)

swimming on the surface (zoo; 2012-06-21)

swimming underwater (zoo; 2012-06-21)

bobbing on the surface (zoo; 2012-06-21)

dorsal view (zoo; 2012-06-21)

juvenile, as told by absence of black breast bands (zoo; 2012-06-21)

pair of adults (zoo; 2012-06-21)

group of adults (zoo; 2012-06-21)

head portrait while swimming (zoo; 2012-06-21)