Erect-crested penguin

Is a species found in New Zealand, and only breeds on the Bounty and Antipodes Islands. It spends the winter at sea, but little is known about its biology or breeding habits.

It is believed to have declined in the last few decades, and the IUCN lists it as endangered. At the current time, the population is estimated at 150,000 mature individuals. It is the largest crested penguin species but little study has been carried out. In the 1970s it was estimated that there were 230,000 breeding pairs, suggesting a large decline, but it is unclear if that has stopped.

Below is a list of articles on this species (at the current time, there may well be none. Conservationists and tourist operators, we are eager to work with you. For conservationists, we are eager to be able to publicize discoveries you have made (aim for informed amateur) and for tourist operators, you can set up a page advertising what you offer, and hopefully we can become a useful way for people to find you (we take a small commission, so you risk nothing by being listed)

Let us help give this species value to people who live nearby, and thereby save them for the future as much as is possible.

Under this is the list of articles,  and under that, there is a video of this species.

Below that, we will include a list of any destinations or links that would help you see these birds in the wild, helping support their conservation and future.

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