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Megadyptes antipodes   (Hombron & Jacquinot, 1841)

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

Aves | Ciconiiformes | Spheniscidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Harrison, P. 1987. (Ref. 91362)

Size / Weight / Age

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

Environment

Others

Climate / Range

Temperate; 30°S - 50°S, 160°E - 175°W

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Southwest Pacific: Endemic to New Zealand.

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).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

  Endangered (EN) (B2ab(ii,v)c(iv))

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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Mass conversion

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