Northern Rockhopper Penguin (Eudyptes moseleyi)

Pair of elevation illustrations of the Northern Rockhopper Penguin seen from the side and front

The Northern Rockhopper Penguin (Eudyptes moseleyi) inhabits mostly the southern Indian and the Atlantic ocean. It is also called the Moseley's penguin or Moseley's rockhopper penguin. This penguin has high vocal and visual communication signals such as loud bray, slapping each other with their flippers, and bowing and preening movements. The head and dorsal surface have black feathers, while the belly and chest are white. The eyes are bright red, bill orange-red, thicker and heavier in males, while the head plumes are long and yellow. The edges of the black flippers are white, while the feet are pink with black or grey claws. Juveniles have less showy plumage.

Illustrated pair of action poses of the Northern Rockhopper Penguin

Northern Rockhopper Penguins have an overall height between 16”-18” (41-46 cm) and body width of 6.3”-7.5” (16-19 cm). The typical weight of the Northern Rockhopper Penguin is in the range of 4-10 lb (1.8-4.5 kg). Northern Rockhopper Penguins have lifespans between 10-30 years.

Details

*Under Development*

Height:
16”-18” | 41-46 cm
Width:
6.3”-7.5” | 16-19 cm
Depth:
Length:
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Weight:
4-10 lb | 1.8-4.5 kg
Area:
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Scientific Name:
Eudyptes moseleyi
Lifespan:
10-30 years

Properties

Drawings include:

Northern Rockhopper Penguin side elevations, front, back

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Penguins are a species of flightless aquatic birds that live south of the equator with the exception of one species that lives on Galapagos Island. Having adapted for water instead of air, the penguin’s wings have evolved from wings to flippers; useful for propelling the penguin through the water.

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