- Pheucticus ludovicianus
- Tanagers, Buntings & Cardinals
There are three species of Rockhopper Penguins - Southern, Northern and Eastern - that until recently were considered conspecific under the name Eudyptes chrysocome. The Southern Rockhopper Penguins are thought to have a global population of about 1 million pairs, two-thirds of these breeding on the Falkland Islands off Argentina and southern Chile. Their breeding colonies in South America are a popular tourist destination.
Some of the characters in the animated feature film Surf's Up are Rockhoppers and one of the characters voiced by Robin Williams in Happy Feet is a Rockhopper as well.
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 21 July 2009|
|Scientific Name||Eudyptes chrysocome|
(as of 29 March 2017)
18 to 23 inches
70 to 120 ounces
|Range||South America Antarctic|