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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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What

blue penguin Eudyptula minor

Observer

john_barkla

Date

May 17, 2015

Description

Recently dead on beach. Many were killed here a few months ago by a suspected mustelid.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Yellow-eyed Penguin Megadyptes antipodes

Observer

lisa_bennett

Date

January 9, 2009

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Adelie Penguin Pygoscelis adeliae

Observer

lisa_bennett

Date

November 30, 2007

Description

This gang of young male penguins visited for a day or so while all their friends were nesting at a penguin colony quite a distance away. They were very tame, approaching quite happily within a metre of humans.
The date of this observation is not exact, but it was within a fortnight of the 30th Nov, 2007.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Little blue penguin Eudyptula minor

Observer

peter_sullivan

Date

May 1, 2015 08:30 AM NZST

Description

I saw six little blue penguins in a radius of about 20–30 m between Rapaki and Quail Island.

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Photos / Sounds

What

african penguin Spheniscus demersus

Observer

nlaroche

Date

December 12, 2014 11:25 PM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

(time is in PST because that is what my camera is set to)

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

michael26

Date

February 21, 2015 12:01 PM NZDT

Description

The world's smallest penguin they are native to New Zealand and to southern coastal Australia.

Photos / Sounds

What

African Penguin Spheniscus demersus

Observer

kiloueka

Date

April 15, 2015 12:39 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

yellow eyed penguin Megadyptes antipodes

Observer

catemallon1

Date

April 24, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

blue penguin Eudyptula minor

Observer

john_barkla

Date

April 25, 2015

Description

Recently emerged from the ocean

Photos / Sounds

What

Little blue penguin Eudyptula minor

Observer

elise

Date

April 23, 2015 08:10 AM NZST

Description

6 sets of footprints found on sand of surfaces of varying density and moisture. Photos show footprints on a range of such surfaces at the site.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

elise

Date

April 23, 2015 08:10 AM NZST

Description

6 sets found on sand of varying moisture and density. These photos show a range of surface types.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Galapagos Penguin Spheniscus mendiculus

Observer

andybridges

Date

April 9, 2015 02:37 PM CST

Place

(Somewhere...)
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Description from Wikipedia

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.

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