Little Penguin

Aliases Lifestyle Reproduction Appearance Mortality Social System Distribution Predation Status Feeding

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Aliases

Taxonomic classification
Class Aves birds
Order Sphenisciformes penguins
Family       Spheniscidae flightless pelagic seabirds, widely distributed in cooler waters of the southern hemisphere
Genus         Eudyptula eu well, good dyptes diver
Species minor smaller
Common
Names
  Fairy Penguin, Little Blue Penguin, Northern or Southern Blue Penguin

Little penguin Eudyptula minor

Appearance

PENGUINS adapted primarily for swimming and diving underwater differ from other birds in several ways:

Little Penguins

Distribution

Feeding

Prey

Foraging

  Breeding season Non-breeding season
Distance within 8-15km (5-10 mile) radius from the burrow; a total distance of about 24km (15miles) up to 700km (435miles) but tend to stay within 20km (12.5miles) of shore
Duration 12-18 hrs several days

Lifestyle

Dependant on both land and sea for their survival

Land

Sea

Mortality

Survival rates

Causes of mortality

"Wreck" of 1986

Predation

On land

At sea

Reproduction

Where

When

Burrow construction

Nesting

Chick rearing

Effects of Reproduction on the Parents

Body mass

Subsequent success

Moulting

Social System

General

Displays

Appeasement Behaviours

Aggressive behaviours

Sexual behaviours

Copulation behaviour

Status

Phillip Island

Other islands

References

Penguins

Birds