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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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What

Yellow-eyed Penguin Megadyptes antipodes

Observer

moanatootone

Date

January 31, 2016 02:51 PM NZDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

tracks of YEP heading out to feed from Victory beach

Photos / Sounds

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What

Little Penguin Eudyptula minor

Observer

kohekohe80

Date

February 8, 2016 10:17 AM TOT

Description

Roadkill penguin?

Photos / Sounds

What

Little Penguin Eudyptula minor

Observer

emily_r

Date

February 2, 2016 02:00 PM NZDT

Description

Sighting reported by Denise Goodman (DOC). Moulting adult penguin found on East End Beach with a suspected broken flipper (R) as a result of a dog encounter. The penguin has been sent to Dawn Morton Bird Rescue and will receive treatment from Massey University Wildbase.

Photos / Sounds

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What

African Penguin Spheniscus demersus

Observer

csavy

Date

January 22, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Galapagos Penguin Spheniscus mendiculus

Observer

mjwarman

Date

October 8, 2009

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Little Penguin Eudyptula minor

Observer

erica9

Date

January 30, 2016

Description

Three pairs of footprints in sand (6 birds in total) heading out to sea. Two pairs to east of Bell Block boat ramp and one pair to the west.
9am calm sunny day.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Little Penguin Eudyptula minor

Observer

d_kluza

Date

December 27, 2015 05:59 PM TOT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Little Penguin Eudyptula minor

Observer

emily_r

Date

December 28, 2012 10:00 PM NZDT

Description

Sighting provided by Luke McDonald on the Project Hotspot Facebook page. Penguin observed swimming and then jumping onto the rocks in front of the Ngamotu Yatch Club. Not sure on exact time of sighting.

Photos / Sounds

What

Yellow-eyed Penguin Megadyptes antipodes

Observer

janet_ledingham

Date

January 20, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Dithering about on the beach and getting annoyed with the young gulls. Finally headed to sea

Photos / Sounds

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What

Yellow-eyed Penguin Megadyptes antipodes

Observer

janet_ledingham

Date

December 15, 2015

Description

Beyond keyhole rock and heading out to sea.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Little Penguin Eudyptula minor

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

January 26, 2016

Description

Washed up on the beach.

Photos / Sounds

What

Little Penguin Eudyptula minor

Observer

pjd1

Date

January 21, 2016

Description

One of two (dead ones) noted within strand line. Not very well, rather dead really but might get better....

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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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