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SMALLEST PENGUIN SPECIES :-The Fairy Penguin (Little Blue Penguin) is the smallest species of penguin in world. This penguin, which usually grows to an average of 33 cm (13 in) in height and 43 cm (17 in) in length, is found on the coastlines of southern Australia and New Zealand, with possible records from Chile. Like all penguins, the little penguin's wings have developed into flippers used for swimming.
Little Blue (Fairy) Penguins (Eudyptula minor) - the smallest species of penguin. They leave land at dawn under cover of darkness, spend the day at sea foraging in small groups, and return to land at dusk. Average 12-13 inches, 1 lb. The beta-keratin in their feathers is aligned into parallel fibers, like a row of hairs. The alignment and size of the fibers scatters the light and reflects the blue pigment range. Found in New Zealand and Australia.
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