ROYAL PENGUINS (Eudyptes schlegeli)
- 26-30 in. (66-76 cm)
- 12 lb (5.5 kg)
- Macquarie Island
- Breeds on rocky slopes, beaches and in grass.
The only crested penguin with white throat and cheeks. Royal (and Macaroni) Penguins have orange, not yellow, feather plumes.
Nests are built from pebbles and by scraping out some mud or sand, but many pairs are content to lay their two eggs on bare rock.
- Krill, squid
- New Zealand fur seals, skuas, giant petrels
- 850,000 breeding pairs
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