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Little blue penguin

Eudyptula minor

Description:

The smallest species of penguin, which usually grows to between 30 and 33 cm tall (12 to 13 inches).

Habitat:

Found on the coastlines of southern Australia and New Zealand, with possible records from Chile.

Notes:

There is a penguin rookery on the neck between the north and south islands.

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5 Comments

Grace M.
Grace M. 3 years ago

You could put this under the Signs of Wildlife mission.


Atul
Atul 8 years ago

beautiful

windmustache
windmustache 8 years ago

I love them!!

lori.tas
lori.tas 8 years ago

The penguins here only come onshore after dusk, to go into their burrows , and they leave again before dawn. I've watched them at night using a red spotlight, but I couldn't get a photo without using a flash, and that seemed unkind. So this was my record.

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 8 years ago

Love the Penguin feet!

lori.tas
Spotted by
lori.tas

Tasmania, Australia

Lat: -43.28, Long: 147.34

Spotted on Aug 27, 2007
Submitted on Sep 7, 2011

Spotted for Mission

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