Eudyptes chrysocome occurs as two similar subspecies. E. c. chrysocome breeds on the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) and a number of offshore islands in southern Chile and Argentina (Staten Island:173,793 pairs in 199915, Isla Ildefonso: 86,400 pairs in 2002, Diego Ramirez : 132,721 pairs in 2002, Isla Noir: 134,000 pairs in 2003, Isla Pinguino: 414 pairs in 200015). Subspecies E. c. filholi breeds on Prince Edward and Marion Islands (South Africa), Crozet Islands, Kerguelen Islands (French Southern Territories), Heard Island (Heard and McDonald Islands [to Australia]), Macquarie Island (Australia) (32 000-43 000 pairs in 2006/07 - much lower than previous estimates) and Campbell, Auckland and Antipodes Islands (New Zealand), where declines have been noted on all islands and now perhaps only a couple of hundred thousand birds remain. Other than the populations in Chile and Argentina, where population trends are unclear (although there have been declines at least locally12), all other subpopulations have undergone severe declines2: for example, 90% in 60 years in the Falklands (declined from 1.5 million pairs in the 1930's to 210,418 pairs in 2007), 40% in 13 years (1985-1998) on Marion (150,000)2, and 94% since the 1940s on Campbell (51,500 in 1985)1,14.
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