Northern Rockhopper Penguin
Rockhoppers are classified as Northern or Southern. Southern rockhoppers are then further identified as Eastern or Western. This post is all about the Northern Rockhopper Penguin.
Family – Spheniscidae – all penguins are in this family
Genus – Eudyptes – all crested penguins are this genus – (Fiordland penguin, Snares penguin, Erect-crested penguin, Eastern rockhopper penguin, Western rockhopper penguin, Northern rockhopper penguin, Royal penguin, Macaroni penguin)
Species – E. moseleyi
Size – ~23 inches tall
Weight – ~7 pounds
Diet – Krill and small crustaceans
Conservation Status – Endangered
On the screen
Cody Maverick, in the 2007 film Surf’s Up.
*Feature Image Up Top by Brian Gratwicke on Flickr. Please view this gorgeous pic as large as you can, it’s stunning! *
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