Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Image of the Day

Fairy Penguin
Originally uploaded by William Bullimore
From Wikipedia:

The Little Penguin (Eudyptula minor) is the smallest species of penguin being about 43 cm (16 in) tall. It is found on the coastlines of southern Australia and New Zealand, with possible records from Chile.

They have several common names. In Australia, they are referred to as Fairy Penguins because of their tiny size. In New Zealand, they are called Little Blue Penguins, or just Blue Penguins, owing to their indigo-blue plumage, and they are called Kororā in Māori.

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