Yellow-eyed penguin in New Zealand

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Thu, 01/02/2020 - 19:58

The yellow-eyed penguin (Megadyptes antipodes) is a penguin that is only found in southern New Zealand, the Auckland Islands and Campbell Island. It is the only recent representative of its genus. No subspecies are distinguished. The yellow-eyed penguin, along with the Galápagos penguin and the thick-billed penguin, is one of the rarest penguin species. In Omaru, guided tours to nesting sites are offered, with strict care not to disturb the penguins.


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Picture 1: Yellow-eyed penguins in Omaru, New Zealand


Picture 2: Yellow-eyed penguin on stone beach
Videos: Yellow-eyed penguins in Omararu, New Zealand