Rock Stars

Their yellow crests aren't just a costume piece – rockhoppers are loud, showy birds with hot tempers. If you're lucky you might see one dancing its anger or singing (okay, hollering) its disagreement at another penguin. 

Conservation Status

Source: IUCN

At a Glance

Scientific Name

Eudyptes moseleyi, Eudyptes chrysocome

Weight

2.5 kg (5.5 lb.)

Height

41 - 46 cm (16 - 18 in.)

Conservation Status

Endangered

Habitat

Varies by species

Diet

Fish, squid, krill