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2009-01-15 14:48:39

Environmentalists say the British government is not doing enough to prevent the extinction of northern rockhopper penguins. The birds are vanishing from the British territory of St. Helena in the South Atlantic at a rate of 100 birds every day. The Times of London said about 2 million northern rockhopper penguins have disappeared from Tristan da Cunha and Gough Island over the past five decades. Ornithologists say they don't know why the birds are disappearing so quickly. The newspaper said...

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2009-01-12 15:05:00

A new Australian study finds that the removal of cats in 2000 caused "catastrophic" damage to Macquarie Island, a World Heritage Site that lies roughly halfway between Australia and Antarctica. The cats, which had served as a check on rabbits, were eradicated because they were also eating seabirds.  Since then, rabbit numbers have risen sharply, and the animals have devastated the flora to the extent that the changes can even be seen from space. The Australian government now plans to...


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2006-02-20 11:27:29

Little Penguins (Eudyptula minor) have several common names. In Australia they are often referred to as Fairy Penguins due to their small size. In New Zealand they are called Little Blue Penguins or just Blue Penguins owing to their plumage color, the New Zealand Māori call them Korora. In Chile they are known as Pingüino pequeño or Pingüino azul. They are the smallest species of penguin and breed around the entire coastline of New Zealand and the Chatham Islands as well as...

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2006-02-20 11:10:45

The Macaroni Penguin (Eudyptes chrysolophus) is a species of penguin which is closely related to the Rockhopper Penguin. This is black and white penguin with a yellowish orange plume located above its eye. It typically lays two eggs but abandons the first. The eggs hatch around 34 days after they are laid. Its weighs around 4.5kg and is roughly 45-55cm tall. It eats squid, krill and other crustaceans. The Macaroni Penguin is the most numerous of all the world's penguins, with an...

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2006-02-20 11:05:55

The Erect-crested Penguin (Eudyptes sclateri) is found in New Zealand and breeds on the Bounty and Antipodes Islands in large colonies on rocky terrain. This is a medium-sized, yellow-crested, black-and-white penguin that grows to approximately 60cm. It has bluish-black to jet black upperparts and white underparts. It has a broad, bright yellow eyebrow-stripe which extends over the eye to form a short, erect crest. Its diet consists of krill and squid but it will occasionally supplement...

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2006-02-20 10:58:19

The Royal Penguin (Eudyptes schlegeli) inhabits the waters surrounding Antarctica. They closely resemble Macaroni Penguins, but instead have a white face and chin instead of the Macaronis' black face. They stand up to 70 cm tall and weigh between 4 and 5 kg. Royal penguins breed only on Macquarie Island and, like other penguins, spend much of their time at sea, where they are thought to be pelagic. There is some debate over whether Royal penguins are a sub-species of Macaroni penguins as...

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2006-02-20 10:50:24

The Snares Penguin (Eudyptes robustus) is a penguin that can be found in New Zealand. It is also known as the Snares Crested Penguin and the Snares Islands Penguin. It breeds on The Snares, a group of islands off the southern coast of the South Island. This is a medium-sized, yellow-crested penguin grows to approximately 60cm. It has dark blue-black upperparts and white underparts. It has a bright yellow eyebrow-stripe which extends over the eye to form a drooping, bushy crest. It has bare...

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