FIORDLAND PENGUIN FACTS
The Fiordland Penguin is a crested penguin with black face, black throat, black back and wings and white underside. It has yellow eyebrow bar above the eye with a small crest. It has some white streaks on the face under the eye. The bill is orange with no patch of bare skin near the base. Immature birds are grey with pale yellow head marking and no obvious crest. It is similar to Snares Penguin but no bare skin at base of bill.
open ocean, rocky shore and coastal forest
krill, fish, squid
Nests in colonies among rocks and tree roots in coastal forest
In Australia it is a vagrant to Tasmania and Victoria. It breeds in South Island of New Zealand and islands in the area.
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Fiordland Penguin|
Relatives in same Genus
Rockhopper Penguin (E. chrysocome)
Macaroni Penguin (E. chrysolophus)
Snares Penguin (E. robustus)
Royal Penguin (E. schlegeli)
Erect-crested Penguin (E. sclateri)