11cm. A native vagrant to New Zealand. They mainly hunt for fish on the surface but can dive to over 160 meters.
New Zealand, Hanging Birds
DescriptionThe Gentoo penguin can swim up to 36km under the water. No other penguin has a bright orange bill or the white over the eye. The Gentoo is rarely seen in New Zealand naturally but can be seen at Kelly Tarton's Aquarium in Auckland. The Gentoo's live and breed in the Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic circumpolar waters and are usually present all year at main breeding areas.
The Gentoo has never won Bird of The Year. Voting is in apx October/November every year and is always an exciting and heavily competed contest.
The Geento Penguin sparkly decoration with feet was introduced in 2018.
This decoration is made of fabric, sequins, beads and coloured metallic threads. It is nice and light for posting. If you need to send them internationally we can do it for you. Handy information - The cost to send up to 5x NZ Bird sparkly decorations to the same international address is the same as sending 1x.