Yellow-eyed Penguin Megadyptes antipodes

Family: Spheniscidae (Penguins)

Authority: (Hombron & Jacquinot, 1841)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2ade+4abde

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Endangered as the small population is suspected to have undergone a very rapid decline over the past three generations (c.30 years) as a result of ongoing threats including disease, invasive predators and fisheries by-catch.

Population size: 2600-3000 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 395,000 km2

Country endemic: yes

Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Oceanic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Megadyptes antipodes. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/yellow-eyed-penguin-megadyptes-antipodes on 07/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 07/12/2023.