Little (Blue) Penguins are the smallest of the world's penguins with a body length of about 30 cm. They tend to feed within five KM of the coast and in five metres of the surface though they have been recorded at over 70 metres.
Little Penguins come ashore after dark and can be very noisy as they make their way to their burrow. During the day they can also be seen resting in their nest burrows.
They are common on the Otago Peninsula and are abundant around Taiaroa Headland.