Tawaki, Thick-billed penguin, Fiordland Crested Penguin
- Male penguins look after the chicks in the first couple of weeks.
- They are mainly distinguished by their pale yellow feather plumes that run above each eye.
Size & Weight
BODY-LENGTH: 60 cm (24 in)
WEIGHT: 2 to 5.95 kg (4.4 to 13.1 lb)
New Zealand (Fiordland coast, Stewart Island, Rakiura)
Krill, Nyctiphanes australis, hoki, red cod, arrow squid
Number of Eggs
28 – 42 days
70 – 77 days
2,500 – 3,000
Dogs, rats, cats, stoats, ferrets, wekas, Hooker’s sea lions