African penguins breed throughout the year with peak months varying locally.
African penguin breeding takes place throughout the year with peak months varying locally.
In the northwest part of the African penguin’s range, in Namibia, peak laying occurs during the months of November to January. In the southern section of the penguin’s range, in South Africa, nesting happens within March and May. In the Southwest, it occurs between May and July, and in the East, the penguins breed between April and June.
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• Sources | (BirdLife International, 2016; Cooper, 1978; Crawford, Kemper, & Underhill, 2013; Crawford, et al., 2006, 2008; Pearce, 2011; Shannon & Crawford, 1999)