Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Penguins :: Humboldt Penguin

Humboldt Penguin Spheniscus humboldti

Described by: Meyen (1834)
Alternate common name(s): Peruvian Penguin
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Peru - Aug, 2002 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Pan de Azucar National Park, Chile - Jan, 2007 © Arthur Grosset  Reserva Pingüino de Humboldt, Isla Choros, Region IV, Chile - Jan, 2007 © Arthur Grosset  Pucusana, Peru - Jan, 2005 © R S Scanlon  Paracas, Peru - Aug, 2008 © Jean-Michel Fenerole 
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Pacific coast of cw. South America and adjacent waters;
Breeds from n. Peru (Lobos de Tierra Is. off Lambayeque) s. to c. Chile (Coquimbo, Santigo del Norte and offshore from Mejillones Bay).
Wanders as far s. as Valdiva, Chile s. to 40° S., but virtually nothing is known about its movements at sea.


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Aves de Chile


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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