The world’s smallest penguin, little penguin (also known as little blue penguin) stand just over 25 cm and weigh around one kg. They spend much of their time at sea hunting small fish, crustaceans and squid.
Auckland Museum collection.
Eudyptula minor (J.R. Forster, 1781)
Order: Sphenisciformes Family: Spheniscidae New Zealand status: Native Conservation status: Declining
More information on the NZ New Zealand Birds Online website.