African penguins are social creatures that live in large colonies of up to 2,000, on the rocky coastlines of southwest Africa.
African penguins are social creatures that live in large colonies on the rocky coastlines of southwest Africa.
Adults generally nest colonially, but may also nest in isolation. At sea, black-footed penguins forage singly, in pairs, and sometimes cooperatively in small groups of up to 150 individuals.
The primary viewing site of African penguins at False Bay in Simons Town, South Africa has over 2000 penguins.
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• Sources | (BirdLife International, 2016; Crawford, et al., 2006; Frost, Siegfried, & Cooper, 1976; Heath & Randall, 1989; Kemper, et al., 2007; Pearce, 2011; Ryan, Edwards, & Pichegru, 2012; Shannon & Crawford, 1999; Stefoff, 2005; Wilson, Wilson, & McQuaid, 1986)