under the grass - eyeballing us as we went past!
An adult kororā with two recently hatched chicks
Penguin tracks leading from water edge up dry creek bed to sand dunes dominated by large pohutukawa forest.
Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus)
Yellow eyed penguin taking a breather on the bay side of the Aramoana Mole...
Penguins (order Sphenisciformes, family Spheniscidae) are a group of aquatic, flightless birds living almost exclusively in the Southern Hemisphere, especially in Antarctica. Highly adapted for life in the water, penguins have countershaded dark and white plumage, and their wings have evolved into flippers. Most penguins feed on krill, fish, squid and other forms of sealife caught while swimming underwater. They spend about half of their lives on land and half in the oceans.