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White-flippered Penguin

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White-flippered Penguin on Motunau Island, New Zealand

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Little penguin and White flippered penguin

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White Flippered Penguin

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The White Flippered Penguin *1

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White flippered penguin (Eudyptula minor albosignata)

The white-flippered penguin is a small penguin about 30 cm (12 in) tall and weighing 1.5 kg (3.3 lb). It gains its name from the white markings on its flippers, unique to the subspecies. It nests only on Banks Peninsula and Motunau Island, near Christchurch, New Zealand, with only around 3,750 breeding pairs.
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