The smallest of all penguins, little blue penguins are also called fairy penguins due to their tiny size. Like other penguins, little blue penguins are designed to swim, not fly. They spend the day foraging for small fish in the shallow waters of the sea close to shore.
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Also called fairy penguins, the little blue penguin’s feathers have a dark blue tinge.
A little penguin torpedoes through the middle of a school of fish, snatching and swallowing prey along the way. Little blue penguins come ashore at night when predators, such as snakes and seagulls, are less active. They nest in burrows, under trees, in rock crevices, or in caves.
- Little blue penguins live in a warmer climate than most other penguins.
- A group of penguins at sea is called a raft.
- Tourists often gather to watch the noisy, penguin parade of little blue penguins as they come ashore for the night