Natural foraging and breeding behaviours of the little blue penguin Eudyptula minor including recommendations for a captive population

This paper aims to detail the breeding biology and foraging behaviours of Eyduptula minor, in Australia and New Zealand, with a more indepth coverage of the sub-species E. minor albosignata. The information highlighted will be used to construct some guidelines that may be considered when housing and breeding the Blue Penguin in a captive situation.

The effect of investigator disturbance on egg laying, chick survival and fledging mass of short-tailed shearwaters (Puffinus tenuirostris) and little penguins (Eudyptula minor)

Field-based animal researchers need to balance the potential adverse effects of their research activities against the benefits of research outcomes, but the data required to do this are often lacking. Assessing, and subsequently reporting the effects of researcher activities on wild animal populations can be difficult, so that studies to detect these effects sometimes lack […]

Acoustic convergence between two nocturnal burrowing seabirds- experiments with a penguin Eudyptuh minor and a shearwater Puffinus tenuirostris

The evolution of acoustic signals is influenced by environmental constraints. We studied two sympatric but unrelated seabirds: the Little Penguin Eudyptula minor and Short-tailed Shearwater Puffinus tenuirostris, to examine the degree to which similarities in their ecology had led to convergence in their calls. Both species nest in burrows in Southern Australia and, at night, […]