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Order Sphenisciformes

Family Spheniscidae

Genus Eudyptes

Class Aves

Scientific Name

Eudyptes schlegeli

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Males guard the chicks for about 10 – 20 days.

Both parents feed the chicks for 2 – 3 days.

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Size & Weight

BODY-LENGTH: 65–76 cm (26–30 in)

WEIGHT: 3–8 kg (6.6–17.6 lb)

Habitat

Unknown

Range

Macquarie Island

Diet

Squid, krill, fish

Breeding Season

September – October

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Incubation Period

35 days

Fledging Period

65 days

Sexual Maturity

Unknown

Population

850,000

Lifespan

Unknown

Speed

Unknown

Group Size

Unknown

Predators

Unknown

Conservation Status

Near Threatened

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