What is a Stonecracker Penguin?


By Amy Duncan

What is a Stonecracker Penguin?

Called a “stonecracker” penguin because of the distinct, staccato, sharp-pitched sound they emit, Chinstrap Penguins are known to be loners and rather aggressive.

Known also as Bearded Penguins and Ringed Penguins, Chinstrap Penguins are aggressive and agile. Not only are they known to go after humans when they come into contact with them, but Chinstrap Penguins are often seen riding large icebergs in open ocean without other penguins nearby.


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