The rarest penguin of them all...

Have you ever seen this bird before?  No?  That's not surprising; there are only about 4000 in the world.

The Yellow-eyed penguin. It lives in and around New Zealand, where it lays its eggs in forest or shrub. 

And no huge penguin colonies for these guys...they nest out of sight of other penguins!

1st IK: Yellow band from the eyes and around the back of the head

2nd IK: Yellow face & top of head

3rd IK: Yellow eyes

Below are normal and leucistic Yellow-eyed penguins:

Stay tuned for a final test on all the different types...will you know your penguin?

*Identification Key, or IKs, are characteristics used to identify an animal. (More about identification keys here.)

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