YELLOW-EYED PENGUINS (Megadyptes antipodes)

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YELLOW-EYED PENGUINS (Megadyptes antipodes)

SIZE:

  • Up to 30 in. (76 cm)
  • 3 lb (6 kg)

THREAT LEVEL:

Endangered

DISTRIBUTION:

  • New Zealand

HABITAT:

They nest in dense vegetation in dunes and coastal forest, with nests typically being isolated from each other. At sea, Yellow-eyed Penguins forage in pairs or alone.

MARKINGS:

Yellow eyes and a yellow band that runs through each eye.

NEST TYPE:

Build in dense vegetation in dunes and coastal forest.

PREY:

  • Small fishes, squid

PREDATORS:

POPULATION ESTIMATE:

  • 6,000 individuals

Sources:

http://www.penguins.cl/penguins-species.htm

http://www.penguinworld.com/types/adelie.html

http://www.iucnredlist.org

noaa.org

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