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Little Penguin

Eudyptula minor (Forster, JR, 1781)

The little penguin is the smallest species of penguin. It grows to an average of 33 cm (13 in) in height and 43 cm (17 in) in length, though specific measurements vary by subspecies. It is found on the coastlines of southern Australia and New Zealand, with possible records from Chile. In Australia, they are often called fairy penguins because of their small size. In New Zealand, they are more commonly known as little blue penguins or blue penguins owing to their slate-blue plumage; they are also known by their Māori name kororā. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Sphenisciformes
Family:
  Spheniscidae
Genus:
   Eudyptula
Scientific:
  Eudyptula minor


Original description

Citation:
  (Forster, JR, 1781)

Reference:
  Comment.Phys.Soc.Reg.Sci.Gotting. p.135,147

Protonym:
  Aptenodytes minor

Link:
  


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  151738D51BE6DDA4

Avibase ID:
  avibase-151738D5

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/151738D5


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 174460

Geographic range:

  • Eudyptula minor minor: Western and southern South I. and Stewart I. (New Zealand)
  • Eudyptula minor iredalei: Northern North I. (New Zealand)
  • Eudyptula minor variabilis: Southern North I. and Cook Strait (New Zealand)
  • Eudyptula minor chathamensis: Chatham Islands
  • Eudyptula minor novaehollandiae: Southern Australia and Tasmania
  • Eudyptula albosignata: Eastern South I. (New Zealand)
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English:
Little Penguin
Catalan:
Pingüí petit
Czech:
tučňák nejmenší
Danish:
Dværgpingvin
German:
Zwergpinguin
Spanish:
Pingüino Enano
Spanish (Spain):
Pingüino Enano
Finnish:
sinipingviini
French:
Manchot pygmée
Croatian:
Mali pingvin
Hungarian:
kék pingvin
Icelandic:
Dvergmörgæs
Italian:
Pinguino minore
Japanese (romaji):
kobitopengin
Japanese:
コビトペンギン
Lithuanian:
Mažasis pingvinas
Dutch:
Dwergpinguïn
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Dvergpingvin
Norwegian:
Dvergpingvin
Polish:
pingwin mały
Portuguese:
Pinguim-azul
Russian:
Малый пингвин
Slovak:
tučniak malý
Serbian:
Mali pingvin
Swedish:
dvärgpingvin
Ukrainian:
Пінгвін малий
Chinese:
小企鹅
Chinese (Traditional):
小企鵝


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Little or White-flippered Penguin ( Eudyptula [minor or albosignata])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Little or White-flippered Penguin ( Eudyptula [minor or albosignata])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Manchot pygmée ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
Clements 4th edition:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
Clements, version 2015:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
Clements, version 2016:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
Clements, version 2017:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
Clements, version 2018:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
Clements, version 2019:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
eBird version 1.50:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Fairy Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Fairy Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Fairy Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Little Blue Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Eudyptula minor [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Eudyptula minor [version 2]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (24/10/2003):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/02/2015):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (28/07/2016):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (22/04/2017):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (4/06/2018):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (6/06/2019):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (20/02/2020):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/06/2020):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (24/08/2021):
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Little Penguin ( Eudyptula minor) [version 2]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Eudyptula minor [version 2]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Eudyptula minor [version 2]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms


Afrikaans: Kleinpikkewyn
Azerbaijani: balaca pinqvin, kiçik pinqvin, mavi pinqvin
Bulgarian: Малък пингвин
Bengali: হছাট হ঩ঙ্খুিআন
Bengali (transliteration): chōṭa pēṅgu'ina
Catalan: Pingüí petit
Czech: Tucnák nejmenší, tučňák nejmenší
Chuvash: пĕчĕк пингвин
Danish: Dværgpingvin
German: Weißflügelpinguin, Zwergpinguin
English: Blue Penguin, Fairy Penguin, Korora, Little Blue Penguin, Little or White-flippered Penguin, Little Penguin
English, HBW: Little Penguin
English (IOC): Little Penguin
English (United States): Little Penguin
Esperanto: Blua pingveneto, Malgranda eŭdipteto, malgranda pingveno
Spanish: Pingüino Azul, Pingüino Enano, Pingüino Pequeño
Spanish (Argentine): Pingüino Azul
Spanish (Chile): Pingüino azul, Pingüino enano
Spanish (Spain): Pingüino Enano
Spanish (HBW): Little Penguin
Estonian: kääbuspingviin
Finnish: Sinipingviini
French: Manchot pygmée, Manchot pygmée ou M. à ailerons blancs, Petit Manchot, Petit Manchot bleu
Hebrew: פינגווין זוטר
Croatian: Mali pingvin
Hungarian: kék pingvin
Icelandic: Dvergmörgæs
Italian: Pinguino minore, Pinguino minore blu
Japanese (romaji): kobitopengin
Japanese: コビトペンギン
Mongolian, Halh: жижиг оцон шувууд
Kazakh: ғажайып пингвин, кіші пингвин, кішкентай көк пингвин
Kirghiz: кидик пингвин
Scientific: Aptenodytes minor, Eudyptula [minor or albosignata], Eudyptula minor, Eudyptula minor minor
Lithuanian: Mažasis pingvinas
Maori: korora, kororā
Mongolian: жижиг оцон шувууд
Dutch: Dwergpinguïn
Norwegian Nynorsk: Dvergpingvin
Norwegian: Dvergpingvin
Polish: pingwin maly, pingwin mały
Portuguese: Pinguim-azul
Portuguese (Portugal): pinguim-pequeno
Russian: Малый пингвин
Yakut: кыра пингвин
Slovak: tucniak malý, tučniak malý, Tučniak modrý
Serbian: Mali pingvin
Swedish: Dvärgpingvin
Tajik: пингвини пакана
Turkish: Küçük Mavi Penguen, Küçük Penguen
Ukrainian: Пінгвін малий
Uzbek: кичик пингвин
Chinese: 小企鹅
Chinese (Traditional): 小企鵝, 小鰭腳企鵝

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