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Dunedin, NZ
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This pair of yellow-eyed penguins was seen at their nesting site on the Otago Peninsula. The species is threatened by pressure to expand grazing lands and other forms of coastal development. The species population is strictly limited by availabiltiy of its terrestrial (breeding) habitat.

Apr. 15, 2012 16:40:41 -0700
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Yellow-eyed Penguin - Photo (c) Richard Giddins, some rights reserved (CC BY)
c_michael_hogan's ID: Yellow-eyed Penguin (Megadyptes antipodes)
Posted by c_michael_hogan over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Yellow-eyed Penguin - Photo (c) Richard Giddins, some rights reserved (CC BY)
loarie's ID: Yellow-eyed Penguin (Megadyptes antipodes)

Very cool - looks like they are the only penguins in range, and pretty distinctive looking too
http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identotron?observation_id=66080#q=&place=6839&taxon=3830

Posted by loarie over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Yellow-eyed Penguin - Photo (c) Richard Giddins, some rights reserved (CC BY)
c_michael_hogan's ID: Yellow-eyed Penguin (Megadyptes antipodes)
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Yellow-eyed Penguin - Photo (c) Richard Giddins, some rights reserved (CC BY)
Community ID: Yellow-eyed Penguin (Megadyptes antipodes)
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