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Peruvian Penguin

(engl: Peruvian Penguin)

Tailcoat carrier in "underwater flight" 

The flightless penguins waddling locomotion makes them look rather awkward on land. Underwater, however, the birds seem to literally "fly". While hunting prey they shoot through the water at speeds of up to 35 km/h.

Burrowing nesters 

These social animals live in large colonies. To protect themselves against the cold, they often huddle closely together and warm each other up. Peruvian Penguins nest in burrows. These are dug in the ground or in guano (bird dung). Sometimes washed up branches also act as shelter.

Verbreitungsgebiet: Humboldtpinguin
Verbreitungsgebiet: Humboldtpinguin
Wissenschaftl. Name Spheniscus humboldti
Ordnung Penguins
Familie Penguins
Größe ca. 65 cm
Gewicht ca. 4,2 kg
Fortpflanzung meist 2 Eier, Brutdauer 38-40 Tage
Verbreitung Peru, Chile
Lebensraum coastal
Nahrung Fish, Crabs, Squids
Bestand endangered