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Eudyptes sclateri (Erect-crested Penguin)

Wikipedia Abstract

The erect-crested penguin (Eudyptes sclateri) is a penguin from New Zealand. It breeds on the Bounty and Antipodes Islands, but individuals have been found as far away as the Falkland Islands.This is a small-to-medium-sized, yellow-crested, black-and-white penguin, at 50–70 cm (20–28 in) and weighing 2.5–6 kg (5.5–13.2 lb). As in all penguin species, the male is slightly larger than the female and the birds weigh the most prior to moulting.
View Wikipedia Record: Eudyptes sclateri

Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Eudyptes sclateri

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 9.3989
EDGE Score: 4.42114


Adult Weight [2]  13.02 lbs (5.91 kg)
Female Weight [2]  11.98 lbs (5.43 kg)
Male Weight [2]  14.07 lbs (6.38 kg)
Weight Dimorphism [2]  17.4 %
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Invertebrates)
Diet - Invertibrates [3]  100 %
Forages - Underwater [3]  100 %
Clutch Size [1]  2
Incubation [1]  35 days
Migration [1]  Intracontinental
Water Biome [1]  Coastal


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Antipodes Subantarctic Islands tundra Australia, New Zealand Australasia Tundra    

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Antipodes Transect Benthic Protection Area 27227306 New Zealand      
Macquarie Island Nature Reserve Ia 233540 Tasmania, Australia  

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
New Zealand New Zealand Yes

Prey / Diet

Boreogadus saida (Polar cod)[4]
Eleginus gracilis (Wachna cod)[4]
Gadus chalcogrammus (Whiting)[4]
Gadus macrocephalus (Pacific cod)[4]
Gadus morhua (rock cod)[4]
Kondakovia longimana (Giant Warty Squid)[4]
Macruronus magellanicus (Patagonian whiphake)[4]
Macruronus novaezelandiae (Whiptail hake)[4]
Micromesistius australis (Southern poutassou)[4]
Micromesistius poutassou (Poutassou)[4]
Pleurogrammus azonus (Okhotsk atka mackerel)[4]
Pleurogrammus monopterygius (Atka mackerel)[4]
Pollachius virens (Sillock)[4]
Pseudophycis bachus (Southern rockcod)[4]


Parasitized by 
Austrogoniodes cristati[5]

Range Map



Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
2Marchant, S.; Higgins, PJ (eds.) 1990. The handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic birds, Vol. 1., ratites to ducks. Oxford University Press, Melbourne
3Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
4Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
5Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by Le Saout, S., Hoffmann, M., Shi, Y., Hughes, A., Bernard, C., Brooks, T.M., Bertzky, B., Butchart, S.H.M., Stuart, S.N., Badman, T. & Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2013) Protected areas and effective biodiversity conservation. Science, 342, 803–805
Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access