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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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What

African Penguin Spheniscus demersus

Observer

kylecmsmith

Date

October 19, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

We parked at Boulders Beach and walked along the boardwalk. To the right-hand side, there were quite a few penguins in the bushes along the way, many in some stage of moulting.

Photos / Sounds

What

Fiordland penguin Eudyptes pachyrhynchus

Observer

john_barkla

Date

January 24, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

On coastal bank. Certainly not one of the regulars.

Tags

Photos / Sounds

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What

blue penguin Eudyptula minor

Observer

matt-walters

Date

October 29, 2014 05:42 PM NZDT

Description

Brief description of what you observed

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Little Penguin Eudyptula minor

Observer

fraserross

Date

January 17, 2015

Description

On Saturday evening at least 16 little penguins were seen or reported, which included about 7 sub adult chicks.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Gentoo Penguin Pygoscelis papua

Observer

ngpage5

Date

December 24, 2014 12:00 AM EST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Little Penguin Eudyptula minor

Observer

fraserross

Date

January 10, 2015

Place

Timaru (Google, OSM)

Description

Timaru between 10pm and 11pm
when about 10 adult little penguins came ashore to their nesting sites or their juveniles on the rocks

Photos / Sounds

What

african penguin Spheniscus demersus

Observer

vilseskog

Date

November 2, 2008

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

African penguin at Boulders at False Bay

Photos / Sounds

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What

Magellanic Penguin Spheniscus magellanicus

Observer

nicoolejnik

Date

July 9, 2009

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Found on the beach with petroleum on its chest.

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

nicoolejnik

Date

November 8, 2009

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Found dead on the beach.

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

nicoolejnik

Date

June 24, 2011

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Juvenile, alive but tired on the beach.

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

nicoolejnik

Date

June 24, 2011

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Found dead on the beach.

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

nicoolejnik

Date

October 11, 2011

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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