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  Fairy (Little Blue) Penguins - Wildlife of Antarctica - Antarctic Connection   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Fairy penguins are only found in the Southern Hemisphere preferring the warmer waters along the shores of Southern Australia, Tasmania, and New Zealand.
Fairy penguins are also called 'Little Blues' because of the indigo-blue and slate-gray color of their feathers.
Female Fairy penguins arrive in June to the breeding colonies and are met by raucous males who perform complicated courting displays.
www.antarcticconnection.com /antarctic/wildlife/penguins/fairy.shtml   (563 words)

  Little Penguin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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 Maori 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 southern Australia and Tasmania.
The Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony is the New Zealand equivalent to Phillip Island's penguin parade.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Little_Penguin   (457 words)

 PENGUIN-- Kids' Planet -- Defenders of Wildlife   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Penguins are able to control their body temperature on land by facing either their fl back or white front to the sun.
The smallest is the little penguin, also known as the blue or fairy penguin, which weighs 2 pounds.
Penguins are found on every continent in the southern hemisphere, from the Antarctic to the Galapagos Islands.
www.kidsplanet.org /factsheets/penguin.html   (479 words)

The emperor penguin is the largest of all living penguins, standing 1.1 m (3.7 ft.) and weighing 27 to 41 kg (60-90 lb.).
All adult penguins are countershaded; that is they are dark on their dorsal (back) surfaces and white on their ventral (underside) surfaces.
Penguins have a variety of bill shapes which are used to capture fish, squid, and crustaceans.
www.seaworld.org /infobooks/Penguins/physical.html   (1186 words)

 Animal Bytes - Penguins
The emperor penguin weighs the most at 27-41 kg (60-90 lbs) while the fairy penguin is the lightest, weighing about 1 kg (2.2 lbs).
Penguins are vulnerable to habitat destruction, overfishing of primary food sources, ecological disasters such as oil spills and human encroachment into nesting areas.
Chinstrap penguins may be the most numerous penguin, with a population estimated at 12 to 13 million.
www.seaworld.org /animal-info/animal-bytes/animalia/eumetazoa/coelomates/deuterostomes/chordates/craniata/aves/sphenisciformes/penguins.htm   (189 words)

 Little Penguin (Colin Stahel, Rosemary Gales)
Fairy penguin pairs typically build nests around the end of September (they nest in burrows, aggregated in colonies), incubate their eggs in October, and raise nestlings through November and December.
In January fairy penguins build up their body weight as preparation for moulting in February — not only is growing new feathers physiologically demanding, but moulting penguins lack waterproof feathers and can not survive at sea, so they effectively starve and can lose half their body weight.
Tracking penguins at sea is difficult, but studies reveal that fairy penguins usually feed within 10 kilometres of the shore, that their maximum dive depths are around 10 to 30 metres (though some go down to 60 metres), and that their diet is predominantly fish and squid.
dannyreviews.com /h/Little_Penguin.html   (598 words)

 Little Penguins
However, the Little penguins are more often divided into two sub-species - Little, or Fairy penguins and the White-flippered penguin.
White-flippered penguins are identified by a white stripe around the edges of the flippers and are found in New Zealand.
Little penguins breed on the coasts of Southern Australia and Tasmania as well as in New Zealand and the Chatham Islands East of New Zealand.
www.adelie.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk /species_notes/l_blue.htm   (421 words)

 Grant - Fairy Penguin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The fairy penguin is the smallest of all the penguins.
Fairy penguins are blue and gray on the back and white on the front.
Fairy penguins are the only penguins that do not have different designs on their heads.
www.hvrsd.k12.nj.us /tollgate/home/renick/curr/australia/grant.html   (208 words)

 WhaleTimes Fishin' for Facts~Fairy Penguin
Little blue or fairy penguin are the smallest kind of penguin.
The fairy penguin can reach sizes up to 16 inches (41 cm).
Unlike other penguins, blue fairy penguins can breed throughout the year.
www.whaletimes.org /fairypeng.htm   (85 words)

 Animal Tracks
Penguins may be considered pretty popular flightless birds, especially the Emperors and King varieties, but when it comes to fairy or little penguins, the web is just not all that plentiful in providing a one-stop-shop environment on these diminutive birds.
Fairy penguins are also called Blue penguins because of the blue and blue-grey shades of their plumage.
Fairy penguins don't waste a lot of time scampering to their burrow after they get out of the water at night, for fear of predator attacks.
www.exn.ca /AnimalTracks/UrbanAussie/Gallery.cfm   (378 words)

 Penguin.net.nz - Penguin News - March 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Robben Island's African penguin population went from 1 million to zero in the 17th century as they became a crucial source of food for Dutch seafarers.
Another affected fairy penguin has been found on Phillip Island, bringing the total of birds affected by the oil spill to twenty-four.
Twenty-three fairy penguins are being cared for at the Phillip Island Nature Park's rehabilitation centre after being soiled by an oil spill.
www.penguin.net.nz /news/archive/0303.html   (751 words)

 Little-blue penguin
Among them are "little" penguins, "fairy" penguins, or "blues." But the native name, the Maori name, is "Korora." The physical features of the little penguin are remarkably distinct, as it is the smallest of the penguins.
However, the penguins are generally found on the shores of Australia and New Zealand.
Northern blue penguins (called Fairy penguins in Australia) have pale blue-grey dorsal feathers; they breed on coastal islands of southwestern Australia from Freemantle south, in southeastern Australia between Melbourne and Sydney, on Tasmania and islands of the Bass Strait, and on the North Island and northern tip of South Island, new Zealand.
www.tuxxie.org /species/little.html   (639 words)

 Penguins: Little (Blue) Penguins - Eudyptula minor
Penguins are killed by cars at a number of places where they cross coastal roads at night to reach their burrows; notably Phillip Island and Portland in Victoria, Bruny Island and Lillico Beach in Tasmania, and Oamaru and Wellington in New Zealand.
Approximately 10% of the penguin population on Phillip Island is exposed to tourism.
Penguin viewing has obvious cultural and financial benefits to local and regional communities, and the generation of revenue by the penguins, and public interest in the penguins, are persuasive factors in ensuring their proper management.
www.penguins.cl /little-penguins.htm   (2909 words)

Fairy Penguins are the only type of penguin to breed in Australia, and matching their name they are also the smallest of all the 18 different species of penguin.
Most of the Fairy Penguins are found along the southern coastline of Australia, catching anchovies, pilchards and squid as food.
Due to the fact that the Fairy penguins live on land and in the sea they have double the amount of predators, and the chicks are especially vulnerable between 2-8 weeks old.
www.australianexplorer.com /australian_sealife.htm   (3173 words)

 Sydney Aquarium - Web Cams
Wednesday 11:31:46 PM The Fairy or Little Penguin is the smallest of the 18 species of penguin and the only one to breed in Australia.
Penguins are birds that have lost the ability to fly.
The wave action generated in this exhibit creates a natural environment for the penguins and is behaviour enriching as they enjoy diving through and riding the waves as they would in the wild.
www.sydneyaquarium.com.au /Interact/INT022.asp   (171 words)

 Fairy Penguin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Fairy penguin is the shortest and smallest of the penguins.
Fairy penguins eat small fish, squid, plankton, krill, small octopi, sardines, crab, larvae, seahorses, crayfish, lobsters and shrimp.
In the sea the Fairy penguins predators are sharks, seals, and killer whales.
neighbor.firn.edu /class/seminole/lawton_es/teresa_jickell/penguins/Fairy%20Penguin.html   (123 words)

 Penguin Fairy
Il penguin fairy è spesso un'attrazione turistica grande in Australia, in cui la gente guarda le colonie di queste creature stupefacenti.
I penguins sono swimmers grandi e spesso si tuffano per interferire i piccoli pesci ed altre piccole creature della dimora dell'oceano.
The hatchlings are then cared for by the penguin parents for the first three months of their new lives.
www.australianfauna.com /it_fairypenguin.php   (231 words)

 Fairy Penguin
The Fairy Penguin is often a great tourist attraction in Australia, where people watch the colonies of these amazing creatures.
The penguins have a blue-type colour with a white chest.
The penguins are attractive birds, and they waddle around in small groups in search of food or playing.
www.australianfauna.com /fairypenguin.php   (215 words)

Fairy penguins have a distinctive song, which moves from a bass rumble to a trumpeting cry, accompanied by flipper, beak and body movements.
Fairy penguins can be seen in a number of places around Tasmania – including Bicheno, The Neck on Bruny Island, Low Head, Lillicoe Beach in Devonport, Burnie and Stanley – although the majority (up to 95 per cent of the birds) live on offshore islands.
If you intend to go penguin watching, please read the fairy penguin viewing guidelines beforehand to ensure that you do not disturb these highly sensitive birds.
www.discovertasmania.com /home/index.cfm?SiteID=133&subsiteid=589   (326 words)

 Little Penguin
It is also known as the Fairy Penguin because of its small size.
Like all penguins, the Little Penguin is highly adapted for life in the sea.
A penguin tends to return to the same part of the same colony each year, although not necessarily to the same burrow.
www.amonline.net.au /factsheets/little_penguin.htm   (1034 words)

 Fairy Penguin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Fairy Penguins are only found along shores in Southern Australia and new Zealand.
The Fairy Penguin is 16 inches tall has a bluish colour to thier upper feathers, and white underbelly, chin and neck and no ornamental plumage at the top of the head at all.
Fairy Penguins catch most of their food with shallow dives (0-11 metres)but do also sometimes dive to the sea bed.They eat small fish such as anchovies, squid, plankton, krill, small octopus and pilchards.
www.webspawner.com /users/littleblue   (199 words)

 Fairy Penguins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The fairy penguin (Eudyptula minor) is the smallest penguin species and is found only in southern Australia and New Zealand.
Fairy penguins weigh approximately 1 kilogram and stand 30 cm high.
Fairy penguins live on average for 7 years, and some retain the same mate for life.
www.thesalmons.org /lynn/penguin.html   (243 words)

 Fairy penguin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Little penguins are relatively common in Australia being found along the east coast of Australia from Melbourne to Port Stephens.
The Fairy or Little Penguin colony in Sydney Harbour is the only mainland colony in NSW, all other colonies being restricted to offshore islands due to predators.
It is one of the only known colonies of penguins to inhabit a major city in the world, managing to survive in Australia’s biggest city and busiest port.
www.fnpw.com.au /Projects/lpLittlePenguin.htm   (207 words)

 Fairy Penguin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Fairy Penguins live for six years in the wild.
Fairy penguins come ashore after dark when most predators are not around.
On land foxes, feral cats and dogs, sea eagles and large gulls are the penguin's predators.
teachit.acreekps.vic.edu.au /animals/fairypenguin.htm   (415 words)

 Little Penguin : Fairy penguin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Little Penguins (Eudyptula minor) are more commonly known as Fairy Penguins due to their small size.
They are the smallest species of penguin and the only one found nesting on mainland Australia, where colonies can be found around Australia's southern coastline, and in Tasmania.
The penguin that bit Linus Torvalds whilst on holiday in Australia, thus leading to the selection of Tux as the Linux logo, was a little penguin.
www.city-search.org /fa/fairy-penguin.html   (611 words)

 Bird Health - Urban Wildlife - The Fairy Penguin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The fairy penguin is more the result of a Dreamtime mating between the platypus and the sea perch than a bird on the wrong side of time.
They fished the northern beaches a million years before Aborigines settled Broken Bay and, although the fairy penguin population is plentiful around the southern coastline of Australia, only two very small colonies remain in the area; one at Manly Cove and the other on Lion Island.
In the context of these threats, the surviving fairy penguin colonies of the northern beaches face an uncertain future.
www.birdhealth.com.au /bird/urban/penguin.html   (523 words)

 Fairy Penguins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Fairy Penguin is the smallest member of the penguin family and the only one which breeds in Australia.
Sometime known as the little blue penguin, it occurs along the Australian coast from Coolangatta, Queensland, to the south west of Western Australia.
Fairy Penguins usually nest on islands, although they sometimes form colonies, or rookeries on the mainland.
www.kingslangl-p.schools.nsw.edu.au /fairy_penguins.htm   (153 words)

 little fairy penguin
These small penguins (16 inches) have a bluish colour to their upper feathers, and white underbelly, chin and neck and no ornamental plumage on the head at all.
Like most penguins their bodies are best described as short and stocky to "chubby".
Fairy Penguins catch most of their food with shallow dives (0 to 11 meters) but do also sometimes dive to the seabed They eat small fish such as anchovies, squid, plankton, krill, small octopi and pilchards From the seafloor they may eat crab larvae, sea horses and crustaceans They eat their fish whole
home.iprimus.com.au /readman/peng.htm   (442 words)

 The Miscellaneous Penguins
It is the smallest of all the penguins.
The Fairy penguin is a very vocal bird, with a wide range of unusual sounds:barking, bleating, braying, cackling, growling, hissing, mooing, quacking, screaming, sneezing, trumpeting, and even meowing like a cat.
The Fairy penguin spends its days at sea, fishing; it comes to shore in the evenings, and is the most nocturnal of all the penguins.
www.eliasdesigns.com /penguins/misc.htm   (674 words)

 Penguin.net.nz - Blue Penguins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The blue or little penguin (Eudyptula minor) can be found in many places around New Zealand and Southern Australia and is the world's smallest penguin.
Both sexes are alike, although the male is a little heavier and usually has a larger bill.CallBlue penguins make a variety of calls to keep in contact at sea (barks), declare territory and advertise for mates (brays) and to let the neighbours know they are home (croon).
Blue penguins feed on a variety of surface schooling fish, squid and crustaceans.
www.penguin.net.nz /blue/blues.html   (561 words)

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