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Falkland Islands King Penguins
King Penguins feed on small bio-luminous Lantern fish, which are too small to be caught commercially, so King penguins have not been affected by commercial fishing.

Falkland Islands Gentoo Penguins
Gentoo Penguin populations declined following the establishment of commercial fishing in the Falklands, but have since recovered as Gentoo's switched their diet to species not caught commercially. Gentoo penguins are very adaptable in what they can eat.

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Falkland Islands Rockhopper Penguins
Rockhopper Penguin populations declined by 90% in the Falkland Islands following the establishment of commercial fishing. Populations now seem stable at around 10% of their former size, with the vastly reduced population finally being in balance with the reduced food availability resulting from commercial fishing.

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Falkland Islands Macaroni Penguins
Macaroni Penguin populations are very small in the Falklands, and there are no Macaroni penguin colonies. A total of around 50 pairs of Macaroni breed in Rockhopper colonies across the Falklands.

Falkland Islands Magellanic Penguins
Magellanic Penguin populations have declined by over 90% in the Falkland Islands since the establishment of commercial fishing. Magellanic penguins have the highest dependency on species caught commercially, and continue to decline as adults are unable to catch adequate food to raise healthy chicks. Bingham 2002

Humboldt Penguin
Humboldt Penguins are found only in Chile and Peru. Populations have declined by over 90% as a result of over-fishing during the 1970s which wiped out fish stocks in the region.

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PENGUINS PICTURE GALLERY

Penguins of the Falkland Islands and South America

Falklands

King Penguins breeding sites in the Falkland Islands

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Falklands

Gentoo Penguins breeding sites in the Falkland Islands

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Rockhopper Penguins breeding sites in the Falkland Islands

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South_America

Rockhopper Penguins breeding sites in South America

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Macaroni Penguins breeding sites in South America

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Global breeding range of Magellanic Penguins

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Global breeding range of Humboldt Penguins

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Galapagos

Global breeding range of Galapagos Penguins


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