Rockhopper Penguin (Eastern)

Eastern Rockhopper Penguin
(Eudyptes chrysocome filholi)

Rockhoppers are classified as Northern or Southern. Southern rockhoppers are then further identified as Eastern or Western. This post is all about the Eastern rockhopper penguin.


Family – Spheniscidae – all penguins are in this family
Genus – Eudyptes – all crested penguins are this genus
Species – E. chrysocome – Eastern and Western (collectively Southern)
Sub-species – Eudyptes chrysocome filholi
Size – ~20 inches tall
Weight – ~5-6 pounds
Diet – Krill and small crustaceans


Islands in the southern Indian Ocean

On the screen

Lovelace in Happy Feet voiced by Robin Williams

Robin Williams (6451555147)


These guys are cute with their yellow crest feathers!


Short and sweet! Hope y’all enjoy your week!

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