Kororā Little Penguin

Great Barrier Island

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Ecology Category: Fauna and Birds

  • The world’s smallest penguin – little penguin (also known as little blue penguin) – is just over 25 cm tall and weighs around 1 kg.

    Little penguins were common in New Zealand, but most are now on offshore islands where there is less disturbance.

    Their population and range of has been declining in areas not protected from predators. Where predator control is in place, populations have been stable or increasing.

    New Zealand status: Native
    Conservation: At Risk–Declining
    Threats: Dogs, predation, road kills

    Species information: Little penguin on NZ Birds Online

    Read More at the Department of Conservation

    Source: Department of Conservation and licensed by greatbarrierisland.nz for re-use under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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