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Yellow-eyed Penguin Megadyptes antipodes



Family: Spheniscidae (Penguins)

Authority: (Hombron & Jacquinot, 1841)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2ade; B2ab(ii,iii,v)c(iv)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Endangered because it is confined to a very small range when breeding, in which its forest/scrub habitat has declined in quality. Its population has undergone extreme fluctuations and has potentially undergone a very rapid decline over the past three generations (21 years) as a result of ongoing threats such as invasive predators and fisheries bycatch.



Population size: 2528-3480

Population trend: Decreasing

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

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2018) Species factsheet: Megadyptes antipodes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/12/2018. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2018) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/12/2018.