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Royal Penguin

(Eudyptes chrysolophus)
Alternate name(s): "Macaroni Penguin", "Big-crested Penguin", "Erect-crested Penguin"
Size: 65-75 cm
Weight: 3-8 kg

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Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Royal Penguin at Wikipedia .

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Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "schlegeli"

ADULT

Close-up view of two adult Royal Penguins (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Macquarie Island, Southern Ocean, December 1993]

Close-up view of two Royal Penguins (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Macquarie Island, Southern Ocean, December 1993]

Royal Penguin traffic up and down a creek bed, on the way to and fro their breeding grounds - note the left-hand side traffic, in accordance with Australian road rules (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Macquarie Island, Southern Ocean, December 1993]

Royal Penguin seen passing "Macquarie Cabbage (Stilbocarpa polaris)" (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Macquarie Island, Southern Ocean, December 1993]

Royal Penguin returning to land from fishing expeditions (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Macquarie Island, Southern Ocean, December 1993]

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