Yellow-eyed penguins
Yellow-eyed penguins

Yellow-eyed Penguins

The yellow-eyed penguins have a band of yellow feathers going from the bill, circling the eyes and up around the head.

The yellow-eyed penguin lives on the coast of New Zealond.  It is the rarest of all penguins due to the deforestation of the New Zealand coastline and the introduction of new predatory species to the island.  There are only an estimated 1,500 breeding pairs of yellow-eyed penguins.