Erect-crested penguins are among the rarest and most mysterious of the penguins – they're secluded in huge colonies on the bare, exposed rocks of the Bounty Islands and on the beaches and cliffs of the Antipodes Islands often left undisturbed and unstudied.
Size: About 20 inches tall and 8 lbs.
Spotworthy: The characteristic features of this species are the distinctive upward-sweeping crests of long brush-like feathers which extend from the base of the bill to the top of the head. The penguins have chocolate-brown eyes, and parallel sides on the top horny ridge of the bill.
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