Yellow-eyed Penguin Megadyptes antipodes


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Boessenkool, S., Star, B., Waters, J.M. and Seddon, P.J. 2009. Multilocus assignment analyses reveal multiple units and rare migration events in the recently expanded yellow-eyed penguin (Megadyptes antipodes). Molecular Ecology 18(11): 2390-2400. doi:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2009.04203.x.

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Clark, R.D., Mathieu, R., Seddon, P.J. 2015. Selection for protection from insolation results in visual isolation of Yellow-eyed Penguin Megadyptes antipodes nests. Bird Conservation International 25: 192-206 DOI: 10.1017/S0959270914000082.

Crawford, R.; Ellenberg, U.; Frere, E.; Hagen, C.; Baird, K.; Brewin, P.; Crofts, S.; Glass, J.; Mattern, T.; Pompert, J. 2017. Tangled and drowned: A global review of penguin bycatch in fisheries. Endangered Species Research 34: 373–396.

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McClung, M. R.; Seddon, P. J.; Massaro, M.; Setiawan, A. N. 2004. Nature-based tourism impacts on yellow-eyed penguins Megadyptes antipodes: does unregulated visitor access affect fledging weight and juvenile survival? Biological Conservation 119: 279-285.

McKay, R., Lalas, C., McKay, D., and McConkey, S. 1999. Nest-site selection by yellow-eyed penguins Megadyptes antipodes on grazed farmland. Marine Ornithology 27: 29-35.

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Seddon, P.J., Ellenberg, U., van Heezik, Y. 2013. Yellow-eyed Penguin (Megadyptes antipodes). In: Pablo Garcia Borboroglu and P. Dee Boersma (Eds) Penguins: Natural History and Conservation. University pf Washington Press, Seattle & London. Chapter 2 : 91-112.

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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Megadyptes antipodes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/04/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/04/2020.