Taxon profile


Little Penguin
Eudyptula minor (J. R. Forster, 1781)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Aves - birds »  order Sphenisciformes - penguins »  family Spheniscidae - penguins »  genus Eudyptula

Other names

= Fairy Penguin
= White-flippered Penguin

Least Concern




Included taxa

Number of records: 7

subspecies Eudyptula minor albosignata Finsch, 1874

Eudyptula minor albosignata

subspecies Eudyptula minor chathamensis Kinsky & Falla, 1976
subspecies Eudyptula minor iredalei Mathews, 1911
subspecies Eudyptula minor minor (J. R. Forster, 1781)

Eudyptula minor minor

subspecies Eudyptula minor novaehollandiae (Stephens, 1826)

Eudyptula minor novaehollandiae

subspecies Eudyptula minor undina (Gould, 1844)
subspecies Eudyptula minor variabilis Kinsky & Falla, 1976

Links and literature

EN Australian Faunal Directory [45ef3391-ed76-41ff-8a73-9d02f7b6e17c]

ABRS (2009-2015): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Eudyptula minor (J.R. Forster, 1781)]
Data retrieved on: 7 February 2015
EN Bird Life 5.1 [3860]

Bird Life [] [as Eudyptula minor (Forster, 1781)]
Data retrieved on: 26 April 2013
EN Remsen J. V. Jr., Cadena C. D., Jaramillo A., Nores M., Pacheco J. F., Pérez-Emán J., Robbins M. B., Stiles F. G., Stotz D. F. and Zimmer K. J. (2002-2013): Classification of the bird species of South America 17 March 2013 [], American Ornithologists' Union [as Eudyptula minor]
Data retrieved on: 26 April 2013
EN Gill F. & Donsker D.: IOC World Bird List 7.3 [] [as Eudyptula minor (Forster, JR, 1781)]
Data retrieved on: 16 November 2017
CZ Hudec K. et al. (2003): Soustava a české názvosloví ptáků světa, Muzeum Komenského v Přerově. 462 pp. [as Eudyptula minor (Forster, 1781)]
EN Clements, J. F.: eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world 6.7 [], Cornell Lab of Ornithology [as Eudyptula minor]
Data retrieved on: 7 April 2013

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