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Megadyptes antipodes   (Hombron & Jacquinot, 1841)

yellow-eyed penguin
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Aves | Ciconiiformes | Spheniscidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Others.  Temperate; 30°S - 50°S, 160°E - 175°W

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Southwest Pacific: Endemic to New Zealand.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 66.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 91362); max. published weight: 5.5 kg (Ref. 356)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Total breeding population is 1,410 to 1,770 pairs, while individually it’s a total of 4,028 to 5,057 birds. They are threatened by habitat clearance, fires, and trampling of nests. Eggs and chicks are predated on by dogs, cats, pigs and stoats (Ref. 84934). This is a shy and timid species, where individuals or small groups are found at sea. They nest singly or in loose colonies in temperate forests or on grassy coastal cliffs (Ref. 91362). Pursuit diving (Ref. 356). Breeds under coastal vegetation or among roots (Ref. 84934).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Harrison, P. 1987. (Ref. 91362)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

  Endangered (EN) (B2ab(ii,v)c(iv))

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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References
Mass conversion

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown