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Southern Rockhopper Penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome).  (Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome)   Adult sitting on a nest.  Locality: West Point Island, Falkland (Malvinas) Islands.

Southern Rockhopper Penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome). (Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome) Adult sitting on a nest. Locality: West Point Island, Falkland (Malvinas) Islands.

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Rockhopper Penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome)

Rockhopper Penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome) and chick, West Point Island, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas). by David Cook

Rockhopper Penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome)

Rockhopper Penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome)

Western Rockhopper Penguin - photo by David Shackelford

Western Rockhopper Penguin - photo by David Shackelford

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The Rockhopper Penguins are three closely related taxa of crested penguins that have been traditionally treated as a single species and are sometimes.

They are excellent swimmers thanks to the design of their flippers. They form very large colonies. Social interaction is very common, especially among the young. The chicks form crèches to keep warm and stay protected.  The Macaroni Penguins seem to get along very well. They are less aggressive than other types. However, they can be very protective of their young and the females are known to fight aggressively for the attention of certain males that they would like to mate with.

They are excellent swimmers thanks to the design of their flippers. They form very large colonies. Social interaction is very common, especially among the young. The chicks form crèches to keep warm and stay protected. The Macaroni Penguins seem to get along very well. They are less aggressive than other types. However, they can be very protective of their young and the females are known to fight aggressively for the attention of certain males that they would like to mate with.

Southern Rockhopper Penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome) are found on Subantarctic islands.  The Eastern Rockhopper Penguin subspecies (Eudyptes chrysocome filholi), or Indopacific Southern Rockhopper, is found on the Auckland, Antipodes, Campbell and Macquarie Islands.  -kc

Southern Rockhopper Penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome) by Catalina Londono, via He kinda looks like a demon.

Nothing cuter than a penguin chick!

Penguin chicks(my Pops loved penguins!

wild gentoo penguin, Falkland Islands (by Dene’ Miles)

Falkland Island is the place for me!

Humbolt Penguin.  Saw while in Chile

Humbolt Penguins at Chester

Rockhopper penguin chick (Eudyptes chrysocome) portrait, Falkland Islands.

Rockhopper penguin chick (Eudyptes chrysocome) portrait, Falkland Islands.

Spotty Rocky.

Spotty Rocky.

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