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King Penguins at Salisbury Plain (5719368307)
A colony of up to 500,000 king penguins on Salisbury Plain (Aptenodytes patagonicus).

Salisbury Plain (54°3′S 37°21′W / 54.05°S 37.35°W / -54.05; -37.35Coordinates: 54°3′S 37°21′W / 54.05°S 37.35°W / -54.05; -37.35) is a broad coastal plain found with the Bay of Isles on the north coast of South Georgia. It lies between the mouths of Grace and Lucas glaciers. Best known as the breeding site for as many as 500,000 king penguins, its beaches are also covered with many elephant seals and southern fur seals.

American ornithologist Robert Cushman Murphy made the first detailed study of the birds in the area in 1912–13. He named nearby Grace Glacier after his wife.

The name appears to have been first used on a 1931 British Admiralty chart.

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Salisbury Plain, South Georgia" (content from the Geographic Names Information System). Lua error in Module:EditAtWikidata at line 37: attempt to index field 'wikibase' (a nil value).

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