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Yellow Eyed Penguin

Hoi Ho ,  Takaraka

Megadyptes antipodes

Yellow Eyed Penguins are sadly declining in numbers for reasons which are not properly understood. Although being a very timid bird nest disturbance is undoubtedly a factor, although less so on Stewart Island than on mainland New Zealand. From being regularly seen when I first came to Stewart Island sightings are now almost a special event. Unusual amongst penguins they generally return to land each night.

The distinguishing yellow eye stripe is through the eye, rather than above and as proper crest as are both the Fiordland and Snares Crested Penguins.

Size 760 mm

Yellow Eyed Penguin

Yellow Eyed Penguin

Yellow Eyed Penguin

Yellow Eyed Penguin Call


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Stewart Island,
9846 NEW ZEALAND

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