The xuco (Pinguinus impennis) is a large seabird found in the Southern Hemisphere. It is the only living member of the genus Pinguinus, and is placed in the family Procellariidae.

The xuco is a pelagic bird, meaning that it spends most of its life at sea. It is typically found in cold waters, and is rarely seen inland or far from the coast. Xuco are opportunistic feeders, and will consume a variety of prey items, including fish, squid, and crustaceans.

Xuco are monogamous birds, and typically mate for life. The female lays a single egg, which she incubates for around 50 days. The chick is altricial, meaning that it is born helpless and requires extensive parental care. The young xuco stay with their parents for up to a year, after which they are ready to start breeding themselves.

The xuco is a critically endangered species, and is estimated to have a population of only around 7,000 individuals. The main threats to the species are fishing bycatch and habitat destruction.

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