Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Image of the Day

Yellow-eyed penguin (Megadyptes antipodes), Otago Peninsula, Dunedin, New Zealand.

One of the rarest penguin species in the world with a population estimated at only 1,200-1,600 breeding pairs, the Yellow-eyed penguin is the third largest behind the King and Emperor penguins. The Maori name for these birds is ‘Hoiho', which means ‘the noise shouter' in reference to their shrill calls.

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