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Spheniscus magellanicus (Magellanic Penguin) is a species of birds in the family penguins. They are native to The Neotropics. They are diurnal carnivores. They have parental care (female provides care, paternal care, and pair provides care). They rely on swimming, flight, and lift powered swimming to move around.

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  • URI: https://eol.org/schema/terms/lift_based_swimming
  • Definition: Hydrofoils, or fins, are used to push against the water to create a normal force to provide thrust, propelling the animal through water. The reduction of fin cross-sectional area helps to minimize drag, and therefore increase efficiency. Regardless of size of the animal, at any particular speed, maximum possible lift is proportional to (wing area) x (speed)<sup>2</sup>. Dolphins and whales have large, horizontal caudal hydrofoils, while many fish and sharks have vertical caudal hydrofoils.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Magellanic Penguin. View this species on GBIF