Rockhopper Penguins

Rockhopper Penguins

Eudyptes chrysocome moseleyi

About the Rockhopper Penguins:

Rockhopper penguins are the smallest of the crested penguins and can be identified by their spectacular yellow head feathers and bright red eyes.

Habitat and Distribution

Rockhopper penguins are found on islands around Antarctica, including the Falkland Islands.

Penguins are monogamous, staying with the same partner for life.  They live together in huge colonies; this is safer and helps to confuse predators, especially when in the water. Rockhopper penguins usually lay two eggs in a nest on the ground.  The first rockhopper egg is always larger than the other.

Conservation Status: Endangered

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