French: Gorfou huppé German: Sclaterpinguin Spanish: Pingüino de Sclater
Other common names:
Islands S and SE New Zealand, most of population breeding on Bounty Is and Antipodes Is.
63–68 cm; 3·3–7 kg. Has a yellow brow and erectile crest on side of head. Adult has forehead, crown and entire upperparts black, the black extending onto... read more
Loud barks and braying sounds in display. Contact call a short bark. Vocalizations very similar to... read more
Marine; probably pelagic outside breeding season. Breeds on rocky coasts, cliffs or beaches, bare... read more
Food and feeding
Crustaceans and cephalopods; also some small fish. Little information available.
Arrival at colony in Sept, egg-laying from Oct. Colonial, forming large, dense colonies, some containing tens of thousands of pairs. Nest a... read more
Dispersive. Pre-moult period at sea c. 30 days; birds remain at sea from Apr to Sept, after... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Current global population estimated at 130,000–140,000 mature individuals, and total for all ages combined c. 195,000–210,000 individuals. Numbers... read more
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