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Penguins

Gentoo Penguins - 
Can be seen all year around in the Falkland Islands. Breeding starts in late September with egg laying in mid October. Incubation is around 33/34 days. Young Gentoo Penguins are fully moulted by late January and enter the sea late February/March.

Magellanic Penguins - Return to the South East of the Falkland Islands in early September (two weeks before the West). Egg laying begins in start of October with incubation of around 38-41 days. Fledglings leave burrows in early January. Adults leave area after moulting end of March beginning of April.

Rockhopper penguins – Males return end of September, again two weeks before West Falklands, females return 7-10 days later. Egg laying begins end of October with chicks mid November, the young are fully moulted end of January and enter the seas, adults a little later they are all moulted and at sea from late March to mid April.

Birds

King Cormorants – Courtship occurs around mid October with egg laying being in the third week of November. Incubation of the eggs is 30 days and the chicks fledge in February after 45-50 days.

Endemic Species:
Flightless Steamer Duck
 - Breeding commences from mid September to mid October. One of the two Endemic species. Falklands Flightless Steamer DuckTachyeres brachypterus.

Cobb’s wren – Troglodytes cobbi

Endemic sub-species:

White tufted Grebe
Upland Goose - Egg laying early September/October – incubation 30 days and fully feathered in 9-10 weeks.
Black crowned night heron
Kelp Goose
Ground tyrant
Short-eared owl
Tussacbird
Black-throated finch
Long-tailed Meadowlark
Grass wren
Falklands pipit
Falklands thrush

Many of the Falklands birds lay their eggs in October/November and have young in December. For further information please contact Falkland Islands Holidays.

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