Penguins of New Zealand

Penguins are birds with feathers, wings, knees, and they lay eggs and 'fly' underwater. New Zealand has six species of penguin being the lue, yellow-eyed, rockhopper, fiordland, erect - crested and snares. Of the yellow-eyed penguin about 500 breeding pair exist in the South Island and another 150 on Stewart Island. The balance of 1300 or so are on sub antarctic islands. There are about 3000 pair of the Fiordland penguin. The little blue Penguin is the smallest.

Chris McLennan
Images below Dr Paddy Ryan
Fiordland Crested Penguin - Eudyptes PachyrhynchusFiordland Crested Penguin - Eudyptes Pachyrhynchus
Fiordland Crested Penguin - Eudyptes Pachyrhynchus
Fiordland Crested Penguin - Eudyptes Pachyrhynchus
Fiordland Crested Penguin - Eudyptes Pachyrhynchus
Fiordland Crested Penguin - Eudyptes Pachyrhynchus
Fiordland Crested Penguin chick - Eudyptes Pachyrhynchus
Fiordland Crested Penguin - Eudyptes Pachyrhynchus
Little Blue Penguin - Eudyptula Minor
Little Blue Penguin - Eudyptula Minor
Little Blue Penguin - Eudyptula Minor
Yellow Eyed Penguin - Hoiho - Megadyptes antipodes
Little Blue Penguin - Eudyptula Minor
Yellow Eyed Penguin - Hoiho - Megadyptes antipodes
Yellow - eyed Penguin - Hoiho - Megadyptes antipodes
Yellow Eyed Penguin - Hoiho - Megadyptes antipodes
Yellow - eyed Penguin - Hoiho - Megadyptes antipodes
Yellow Eyed Penguin - Hoiho - Megadyptes antipodes
Yellow - eyed Penguin - Hoiho - Megadyptes antipodes
Yellow - eyed Penguin - Hoiho - Megadyptes antipodes
Fiordland Crested Penguin - Eudyptes Pachyrhynchus
Fiordland Crested Penguins - Eudyptes pachyrhynchus