Spheniscus humboldti

Physical characteristics:

They are 67-72 inches long and weigh between 4.5 and 5 kgs. Their head and back is black while their neck and front is white. They are characterized by a white line that goes from the neck area behind the ear and the eye to the front without being over the peak. It has a black "U" on the chest with white edges. Its beak is flattened vertically with a pink basal area and surrounded by a pink eye. Their legs are a dark gray.

Reproduction:

They dig galleries on islands off the coast or in rocky sections in the mainland coast from the middle to the north.

Food:

They feed on small sardines, anchovies and pejerretes along with crustaceans and squids.

Family: Spheniscidae

Distribution: They can be found from Arica to Corral. There have also been records in Robinson Crusoe Island.

Habitat: Rocky coastal waters area.