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The smallest of all seventeen species of penguin. Found across the oceans of Southern Australia and New Zealand. Most of its life is spent at sea, coming ashore to breed, moult and occasionally to rest. Nests in burrows in the southern spring.

The original letterpress description accompanies this lithograph.


Published in The Birds of Australia. 1840-1848.


Author. John Gould.


Artist. John Gould and Henry Richter.


Lithograph. Original hand colour.


Paper size. 545 mm x 365 mm.


Condition. EXCELLENT.


Acquired from the Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Canada.



SPHENISCUS UNDINA : Gould. [Eudyptula minor. Little or Fairy Penguin.]

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