Snare's crested penguins generally form lifelong bonds with their mates. During the breeding season there is lots of fighting and noise to establish territories and resources, as the penguins prefer to use the same nest site every year.
Scientific name: Eudyptes robustus
Snares crested penguins run the gauntlet of predatory sealions to feed their chicks.
Snares crested penguins have no shortage of food, but getting it back to their chicks can be a deadly ordeal. Twice a day the adults have to return to the nests to feed their chicks running the gauntlet of the Hookers sealions waiting for them on the beach.
The following habitats are found across the Snares crested penguin distribution range. Find out more about these environments, what it takes to live there and what else inhabits them.
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Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web
Population trend: Stable
Year assessed: 2008
Classified by: IUCN 3.1