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Little (Southern) Blue Penguin


Eudyptula minor minor

Little Blues are very common around Ulva Island, with perhaps as many as 25/30 pairs coming across Sydney Cove during breeding season, as well as within the village area of Oban. Very much an inshore penguin I’ve never seen them more than a couple of miles offshore. They will often congregate in rafts of as many as 40 + birds in a boil up zone where presumably food is plentiful.

Size 400 mm

 Little Blue Penguin



 Little Blue Penguin



 Little Blue Penguin



 Little Blue Penguin

We found this juvenile which had just fledged diving, turning, swimming and  “learning to be a penguin” at the Ulva wharf.



Little Blue Penguin Calls



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Stewart Island, 9846

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