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Encyclopedia > Kidney Island

Kidney Island is a small island (33 hectares) to the east of East Falkland, not far from Stanley. It is a nature reserve, and is still covered in tussock grass. Its main wildlife includes rockhopper penguins, gentoos, magellanic penguins and sea lions. It is so called due to its shape. It is one of only three places in the archipelago where king penguins breed - the others are Saunders Island and Volunteer Point on East Falkland. East Falkland (beige) shown within Falkland Islands East Falkland, the largest of the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic, has an area of 6,605 square kilometres. ... Map of the Falkland Islands showing position of Stanley. ... A nature reserve (natural reserve, nature preserve, natural preserve) is an area of importance for wildlife, flora, fauna or features of geological or other special interest, which is reserved and managed for conservation and to provide special opportunities for study or research. ... Tusock grass can be any tall strong growing grass; one that grows in thick clumps or tussocks. ... Binomial name Eudyptes chrysocome Forster,, 1781 The Rockhopper Penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome) is a species of penguin closely related to the Macaroni Penguin. ... For other uses, see: Gentoo (disambiguation) Gentoo Linux is a Linux distribution. ... Binomial name Spheniscus magellanicus (Forster, 1781) The Magellanic penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus) is a South American penguin, breeding in coastal Argentina, Chile and the Falkland Islands, with some migrating to Brazil. ... Genera Eumetopias Zalophus Otaria Neophoca Phocarctos Hundreds of California Sea Lions sunbathing on Pier 39 in San Francisco. ... Binomial name Aptenodytes patagonicus Miller,JF, 1778 The King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus) is the second largest species of penguin at about 90 cm (3 ft) tall and weighing 11 to 15 kg (24 to 33 lb), second only to the Emperor Penguin. ... Saunders Island is one of the Falkland Islands, lying north west of West Falkland. ...


It is at the east end of Berkeley Sound near Kidney Cove, and is separated from Port William by Menguera Point


 
 

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