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Presence in Brazil[edit]

I have seen a Magellanic Penguin in bad shape and in the wild in Buzios, Brazil, a week ago. Far north of the area shown on the map. Effisk (talk) 22:58, 29 November 2010 (UTC)

Threats to existence or just life in the real world?[edit]

Now, I'm no conservation expert, but it seems to me that the mere fact that sea lions and giant petrels prey on penguin chicks would not be sufficient to bring them to Near Threatened status. That's just life. Now, if there were a sudden explosion in the numbers of sea lions and / or giant petrels in relation to the number of penguin chicks, THAT could be threatening. So which is it? Are the sea lions & giant petrels just playing their part in the Great Circle of Life or are they threatening to wipe out a species? --Mpwrmnt 09:24, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

As Clinton might say, It's the oil spills...st--id. That's a lot of penguins lost to eco destruction, not to mention what other species are affected. For the record, what is the origin of their name "Magellanic", after Magellan, but how and why? And, according to the series Serious Ocean episode 4, these the one of the few penguin species to dig burrows where they live underground. Manytexts (talk) 11:12, 22 December 2010 (UTC)
(I found out about the name and included it in the intro Manytexts (talk) 11:28, 22 December 2010 (UTC))

Run-on sentence[edit]

Physical description: "They have blackish-grey upperparts and whitish underparts, with two black bands between the head and the breast are very large, the lower in an inverted horseshoe shape." Xiner (talk, email) 20:43, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

No, actually just some inane vandalism. I fixed it. --Mpwrmnt 08:06, 6 January 2007 (UTC)