Western Rockhopper

Western Rockhopper Penguin

Western Rockhopper Penguin
(Eudyptes chrysocome 
chrysocome)

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

Stats

Family – Spheniscidae – all penguins are in this family
Genus – Eudyptes – all crested penguins are this genus – (Fiordland penguin, Snares penguinErect-crested penguin, Eastern rockhopper penguin, Western rockhopper penguin, Northern rockhopper penguinRoyal penguin, Macaroni penguin)
Species – E. chrysocome
Subspecies – E. chrysocome chrysocome
Size – ~18-23 inches tall
Weight – ~5-7 pounds
Diet – Krill and small crustaceans
Conservation Status – Vulnerable

Habitat

Pic


By Stan Shebs, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=122709

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