Bird and bat banding

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ABBBS Database Search: Eudyptula minor (Little Penguin)

Scientific NameEudyptula minor
SPRAT DatabaseSPRAT Listing

Banding Data

Total Banded99896
First BandedJanuary 1957
Last BandedMarch 2009

Recovery Data

Total Recoveries95071
Recovered Only Once14097
Distinct Recoveries25852
Most Frequent Resighting89 times
First RecoveryMarch 1959
Last RecoveryJuly 2014

Maximum Movement and Elapsed Time Details

Movement Average: 8 km Maximum: 2746 km
Band 19082352, banded in November 1994 at PENGUIN PARADE PHILLIP ISLAND, VIC (-38 deg 31 min, 145 deg 8 min). Recovered at EAGLE BAY, WA (-33 deg 33 min, 115 deg 3 min) after moving 2746 km. Recovery method: FOUND BEACHWASHED OR FLOATING IN SEA OR FRESHWATER Recovery status: WAS DEAD AND THE BAND WAS REMOVED.
Elapsed Time Average: 2 years 11.0 months Maximum: 24 years 4.9 months
Band 19001898, banded in October 1971 at PHILLIP ISLAND CLIFFS TO WEST, VIC (-38 deg 31 min, 145 deg 8 min). Recovered after 24 years 4.9 months at PENGUIN PARADE PHILLIP ISLAND, VIC (-38 deg 31 min, 145 deg 8 min) in March 1996. Recovery method: TRAPPED BY HAND OR WITH HANDHELD NET Recovery status: WAS RELEASED ALIVE WITH THE BAND.


This database is designed to provide information on bird and bat species, banded under the auspices of the Australian Bird & Bat Banding Scheme (ABBBS) managed by the Australian Government Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. It has been compiled from a range of sources including information provided by banders and recoveries of banded birds and bats made by members of the public. While reasonable efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, no guarantee is given, nor responsibility taken, by the Commonwealth for its accuracy, currency or completeness. The Commonwealth does not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage that may be occasioned directly or indirectly through the use of, or reliance on, the information contained in this database. The information contained in this database does not necessarily represent the views of the Commonwealth. This database is not intended to be a complete source of information on the matters it deals with.