Erect-Crested penguin (Eudyptes sclateri)

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General Information

The erect-crested penguin, a New Zealand endemic, breeds primarily on the Bounty Islands and Antipodes Islands, located respectively, approximately 437 mi (700 km) and 543 mi (870 km) southeast of the South Island of New Zealand (NZ DODC 2006, pp. 27, 30). The Bounty Islands consist of eight islands with a total area of 0.5 mi2 (1.3 km2). The Antipodes Islands have two main islands and some minor islands. The largest is Antipodes Island, consisting of 23 mi2 (60 km2), and the second island, Bollons, consists of 0.77 mi2 (2 km2). Erect-crested penguins nest in large, dense, conspicuous colonies, numbering thousands of pairs, on rocky terrain (BirdLife International 2007, p. 3). Winter distribution at sea is largely unknown.

Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
09/02/2010 Foreign (Headquarters) Wherever found

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
12/18/2008 73 FR 77303 77332 12-Month Finding on a Petition to List Five Penguin Species Under the Endangered Species Act, and Proposed Rule To List the Five Penguin Species
07/11/2007 72 FR 37695 37697 90-Day Finding on a Petition to List 12 Penguin Species as Threatened or Endangered under the Endangered Species Act
08/03/2010 75 FR 45497 45527 Determination of Threatened Status for Five Penguin Species;The yellow-eyed penguin (Megadyptes antipodes), white-flippered penguin (Eudyptula minor albosignata), Fiordland crested penguin (Eudyptes pachyrhynchus), Humboldt penguin (Spheniscus humboldti), and erect-crested penguin (Eudyptes sclateri) :Final rule.

» Recovery

No recovery information is available for the Erect-Crested penguin.

» Critical Habitat

No critical habitat rules have been published for the Erect-Crested penguin.

» Conservation Plans

No conservation plans have been created for Erect-Crested penguin.

» Petitions

» Life History

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