Kōrero: Penguins

Yellow-eyed penguin nesting

Yellow-eyed penguin nesting

Yellow-eyed penguins have the most variable incubation period of any penguins, with eggs taking anywhere from 39 to 51 days to hatch. With the exception of emperor penguins, whose incubation period is two months, penguin eggs hatch in just over one month and, within any given species, this seldom varies by more than a day or two.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10055744
Photograph by Greg Lind

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Lloyd Spencer Davis, 'Penguins - Little and yellow-eyed penguins', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/6405/yellow-eyed-penguin-nesting (accessed 30 March 2020)

He kōrero nā Lloyd Spencer Davis, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 11 Jul 2016