The following are some basic facts about the Yellow-eyed Penguin
Yellow-eyed penguin Megadyptes antipodes (mega = big, dyptes = diver, antipodes= southern lands) – i.e. big diver from the southern lands Maori name Hoiho (translation: noise shouter). Ancient Maori name was Tavora Status Endemic Size Adults 56-78 cm Weight 5-8 kg Colour Slate grey/blue back, white breast and belly. Yellow eyes and eye band. Flesh-coloured feet. Habitat Forest and scrub land. Voice A shrill call. Lifespan At least 22 years. Eggs Usually lays two white eggs. Population Mainland New Zealand, estimated 442 pairs (2011); Stewart Island, estimated 200 pairs (Blair, 2000); subantarctic islands, estimated 1200 pairs (Moore, 1992).
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