Colony of Snares crested penguins (Eudyptes robustus), Snares Islands

Date

February 7, 2012

Identifier

Private Collection

Publisher

Photograph

Abstract

The Snares Islands lie about 200 kilometres south of mainland New Zealand and they have their own endemic penguin – the Snares crested (Eudyptes robustus). These flightless aquatic birds breed only on the Snares in the summer months, from September to January. The female lays two eggs, the second always considerably bigger than the first, and usually only one chick survives to fledge. In this photograph, taken by Dr Trudi Webster, are individuals at various stages of moulting.

Files

Cabinet 18 penguins snares A4 size.JPG

Citation

Dr Trudi Webster, “Colony of Snares crested penguins (Eudyptes robustus), Snares Islands,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed March 1, 2024, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/9687.