Also known as Fiordland crested penguin, it currently breeds along the south-western coast of South
island in New Zealand. It is occasionally called the New Zealand crested penguin. It does occasionally appears on Australia.
It is currently considered near threatened with 5500-7000 individuals in the wild. The main prey species reported are cephalopods which make up 85% of their diet, the rest is crustrations and krill, along with around 2% fish.
It is thought that there are 5000 individuals, but it is thought to still be in decline. Dogs, cats, rats and stoats are all living feral which is causing significant predation of the species in the wild.
This means that, when humans disturb them when sitting on their nest and looking after their young, and leaving the young to be predated.
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