Yellow-eyed penguin

M. antipodes

The yellow-eyed penguin or ''hoiho'' is a penguin native to New Zealand. Previously thought closely related to the little penguin , molecular research has shown it more closely related to penguins of the genus ''Eudyptes''. Like most other penguins, it is mainly piscivorous.

The species breeds around the South Island of New Zealand, as well as Stewart Island, Auckland Islands, and Campbell Islands. Colonies on the Otago Peninsula are a popular tourist venue, where visitors may closely observe penguins from hides, trenches, or tunnels.