ROCKHOPPER PENGUINS (Eudyptes chrysocome)
- 16-18 in. (41-46 cm)
- 5-6 lb (2.5 kg)
- Islands near Antarctica
Breeding colonies are located on rocky slopes and in grass, sometimes in small caves, crevices or burrows.
Red eyes and drooping yellow crests that start behind the eyes. Rockhoppers are smaller than other crested penguins.
- In colonies out in the open with nests made from grass, peat, and pebbles.
- Fishes, squid, krill, crusaceans
- 1.8 million breeding pairs
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