African Penguin

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African penguins gather in breeding areas, called “rookeries,” that range from flat, sandy islands with varying degrees of vegetation to steep, rocky islands with little foliage.

African penguins gather in breeding areas called “rookeries.”

They prefer flat, sandy islands with varying degrees of vegetation cover or steep rock islands with little vegetation for their breeding grounds. They can sometimes be found close to the summit of islands and may move over a kilometer inland in search of breeding sites.

Sources: (BirdLife International, 2016; Hockey, Dean, & Ryan, 2005; Pearce, 2011; Shannon & Crawford, 1999)
Image: Patrizia08

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