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Penguin and lighthouse

Young newly fledged Magellanic penguin walking by some burrows in front of the Isla Magdalena lighthouse (1902), Chile. Magdelana Island is a designated refuge for the Magellanic penguins and a national monument—Los Pingüinos Natural Monument since 1982. The island is the breeding location for several species of seabirds, besides the Magellanic. With the exception of a few Park Rangers who live next to the lighthouse, the island is uninhabited.

In response to Judith's question: Penguins lay eggs in the burrows and the chicks live there and are fed by their parents until they fledge.

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