Macaroni Penguin

Macaroni Penguin

Macaroni Penguin
(Eudyptes chrysolophus)


Family – Spheniscidae – all penguins are in this family
Genus – Eudyptes – All the crested penguins, Macaroni, Rockhopper, etc.
Species – E. chrysolophus – Macaroni Penguin
Size – About 28″ tall
Weight – About 12 pounds
Diet – Small fish and squid
Conservation Status – Vulnerable



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Feature Image up top by Liam Quinn from Canada (Macaroni Penguin amid Tussock Grass) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

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