The Rockhopper penguins are small, aggressive, crested penguins – they get their name because they hop from boulder to boulder when moving around their rocky colonies. This subantarctic species breeds at cool, southern localities such as Macquarie Island, the Falklands, Campbell Island, and the Antipodes.
Size: About 21 inches tall and 6 lbs.
Spotworthy: Rockhoppers have the distinctive crest feathers on their heads, bright orange-red bills, and tiny blood red eyes. They've also got thin, vivid yellow tassels that extend along the sides of the brow but do not meet between the eyes and spiked black feathers on the top of their big heads.
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