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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Spheniscidae — crested penguins.


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  • Mystery bird: macaroni penguin, Eudyptes chrysolophus

    Mystery bird: Brahminy kite, Haliastur indus

  • The northern rockhopper penguin, Eudyptes moseleyi, is found on only a few islands in the Atlantic, with 99% of its population making homes on the British overseas territory of Tristan da Cunha, a lonely, volcanic archipelago considered to be the world's most remote inhabited group of islands.

    Tristan da Cunha islanders rescue rockhopper penguins threatened by oil slick

  • Fiordland crested penguin (Eudyptes pachyrynchus) 6.


  • At the turn of the century, approximately 150,000 Royal penguins (Eudyptes schlegeli) were harvested each year for 20 years from Macquarie Island (located south of New Zealand).


  • Twelve penguin species are included in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, three of these (Eudyptes sclateri, Megadytpes antipodes, Spheniscus mendiculus) are listed as Endangered.


  • Big-crested penguin (also Erect-crested penguin) (Eudyptes sclateri)


  • Northern Rockhopper penguin Eudyptes moseleyi, 256, 283

    The Great Penguin Rescue

  • Southern Rockhopper penguin Eudyptes chrysocome, 255, 283

    The Great Penguin Rescue

  • Southern Rockhopper penguin—Eudyptes chrysocome Some scientists recognize Eudyptes filholi as a subspecies of Eudyptes chrysocome.

    The Great Penguin Rescue

  • Royal penguin—Eudyptes schlegeli Some scientists believe the Royal penguin is a subspecies of the Macaroni penguin.

    The Great Penguin Rescue


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