Erect-crested penguin

Erect-crested penguin
(Eudyptes sclateri)

Stats

Family – Spheniscidae – all penguins are in this family
Genus – Eudyptes – All the crested penguins, Macaroni, Rockhopper, etc.
Species – E. sclateri – Erect-crested penguin
Size – 20-28 inches tall
Weight – between 5-13 pounds
Diet – Krill & Squid
Conservation Status: Endangered

Habitat

Islands off the coast of New Zealand

Pics

Erect Crested Penguin
Erect crested penguin by Keith Cowton

 

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