LIVE LITTLE BLUE PENGUIN WEBCAM
- Current time in Dunedin
- Location: Oamaru, New Zealand
- Source: Urban Wildlife Trust WILDCAMS
- Info: Live streaming little blue penguin webcam. The little blue penguin nest shown is in Oamaru, New Zealand. Also known as the korora, these are the worlds smallest penguins. Little blue penguins are mainly nocturnal as they perform most of their activity during the night.
More info: Little blue penguins are approximately 30cm tall, weigh around 1kg as an adult and are the smallest of the penguins. Blue penguins breed on the coastal mainland and islands of New Zealand and southern Australia.
Traditional nests are in underground burrows, under vegetation, in crevices, between rocks or in caves. Since people came onto the coastal scene, little blue penguins have also taken to nesting under houses and boat sheds, in stormwater pipes, and stacks of timber.
Little blue penguins are mainly nocturnal as they perform most of their activity during the night creating small groups of about ten members or less. They are not migratory and stay close to their colonies most of the time.
Predatory birds like skuas, gulls and sheathbills are the primary predators of eggs and chicks, while introduced animals like rats, dogs, and cats can be a problem for both chicks and adults.
Little blue penguins are monogamous most of the time, and they are strongly attached to their partners