Fiordland Crested Penguin, Tawaki, Eudyptes pachyrhynchus

Fiordland Crested Penguin, Tawaki, Eudyptes pachyrhynchus

Description: The Fiordland Crested Penguin, also known as Tawaki (Maori), is a species of crested penguin. It breeds along the Fiordland coast and its outlying islands as well as on Stewart Island.
The current status of this penguin is threatened due to its small population. Current population estimates range between 2,500-3,000 pairs and is thought to have declined since the late 1980s by around 33%. It is under threat from introduced predators including dogs, cats, stoats and rats.

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Keywords: Eudyptes pachyrhynchus, Fiordland, Fiordland Crested Penguin, Milford Sound, New Zealand, Southland, Tawaki, birds, fauna, nature, national park, water, World Heritage site, Te Wahipounamu

Exif: Exposure: 1/800, Aperture: 6.3, ISO: 200

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