SNARES PENGUIN FACTS
Snares 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. Some birds white streaks on the face under the eye. The bill is orange with a patch of bare skin near the base. Immature birds are grey with pale yellow head marking and no obvious crest. It is similar to the Fiordland Penguin but with bare skin at base of bill.
open ocean, nest in colonies in coastal forests or on coastal rocks
krill, fish, squid
The nest is a shallow hole in the ground rimmed with mud and lined with grass, leaves, twigs, or pebbles
Breeds only on Snares Group of islands south on New Zealand. In Australia it is a rare vagrant to the south east.
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
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Relatives in same Genus
Rockhopper Penguin (E. chrysocome)
Macaroni Penguin (E. chrysolophus)
Fiordland Penguin (E. pachyrhynchus)
Royal Penguin (E. schlegeli)
Erect-crested Penguin (E. sclateri)