Megadyptes

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Megadyptes

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These pests are responsible for decimating many species of bird on the island and continue to prey on chicks from species such as the endangered yellow-eyed penguin.
Yellow-eyed penguin, also know as hoiho, nest numbers had hit rock bottom in one of the main nesting areas around the Otago region of the southeast South Island, according to the Department of Conservation (DOC).
nz), the rarest yellow-eyed penguin, the tiniest blue (or fairy) penguins and fur seals, it's no wonder Dunedin is seen as New Zealand's wildlife capital.
On August 3, 2010, the Service listed five species of penguins--the yellow-eyed penguin (Megadyptes antipodes), white-flippered penguin (Eudyptula minor albosignata), Fiordland crested penguin (Eudyptes pachyrhynchus), Humboldt penguin (Spheniscus humboldti), and erect-crested penguin (Eudyptes sclateri)--as threatened.
New Zealand's Yellow-Eyed Penguin began its decline over one thousand years ago when the Maori landed on the South Island.
The yellow-eyed penguin makes a trilling sound not unlike the old trimphone.
The data also suggest a previously unrecognized pairing between the Eudyptes genus, which includes the macaroni and rockhopper penguins, and the Megadyptes genus, whose sole species is the rare yellow-eyed penguin of New Zealand.
Also featured are an orphaned orang-utan who's a dab hand at doing the washing, and a Maori girl who's helping rescue one of the world's rarest birds, the yellow-eyed penguin.
Although warmer seas have an effect on the yellow-eyed penguin, an iconic animal in New Zealand that appears on money and travel advertisements, climate changes "are just some of multiple stressors affecting [the] species on a population level," a study in the journal (https://peerj.