Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Penguins :: Erect-crested Penguin

Erect-crested Penguin Eudyptes sclateri

Described by: Buller (1888)
Alternate common name(s): Big-crested Penguin, Sclater's Penguin
Old scientific name(s): Eudyptes atratus


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S. Pacific Ocean; Is. off se. New Zealand;
Main breeding colonies are at Bounty Is. (Spider, Depot, Tunnel, Proclamation, Penguin, Ruatara, Lion and Funnel Is. and Mooy Cape) and the Antipodes Is. (ne. and sw. coasts and opposite Orde Lees Islet, Bollons and Archway Is.). A few pairs may breed at the Auckland Is. and formerly bred at Campbell Is. There is a single reported attempt to breed in New Zealand (South Island, Otago Peninsula).
Disperses at sea is unknown. However, it seems to disperse n. and w. to New Zealand (e. coast of South Island n. to the Cook Strait (Canterbury and Otago), Chatham Is., Macquarie Is., Snares Is. and s. Australia.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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