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Yellow-eyed penguin

Megadyptes antipodes

Description:

Third largest extant penguin in the world after the Emperor and King penguins. Classified as endangered. It is called Hoiho in Maori which means noise maker.

Habitat:

Coastal forest, scrub and dunes. Southern New Zealand and Sub-Antarctic Islands.

Notes:

They are pretty shy birds. This one was preening itself in the up in sand dunes in plain sight from the beach. I was able to snap this pic as we walked by quietly.

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3 Comments

Smith Zoo
Smith Zoo 8 years ago

Congratulations Emma! Your extraordinary spot of the rare Yellow-eyed Penguin was chosen for today's International Penguin Day blog: http://blog.projectnoah.org/post/4885276...

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Beautiful spotting!

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 8 years ago

Great picture Emma!

EmmaBurns
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EmmaBurns

Otago, New Zealand

Spotted on Jan 12, 2013
Submitted on Jan 13, 2013

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