Northern Little Blue Penguin

Eudyptula minor. Stuffed and mounted on a piece of board. The wings are slightly out-stretched from the body. The head is pointed upwards. The upper surface is a blue colour blending to grey around the face under the eyes. and the underneath is white. The feet are webbed.
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The little blue penguin is the worlds smallest penguin. They are excellent swimmers and come ashore at night. They live in burrows, natural holes and sometimes under buildings. The population is affected by predators and the population is declining where predator control is not being carried out. They lay about 2 eggs in early spring and both parents help to bring food to the nest till the chick is about 8 weeks old when it fledges.
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