new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white
Roxy the Rockhopper | by Swamibu
Back to photostream

Roxy the Rockhopper

View large

Roxy the Rockhopper penguin, hopping happily towards me then posing with such poise!


Rockhopper Penguins are the smallest yellow-crested, black-and-white penguin, reaching a length of 55cm and having an average weight of 3.35 kg. They have slate-grey upperparts and a straight, bright yellow eyebrow ending in long yellowish plumes projecting sideways behind a red eye.


Rockhoppers breed in colonies from sea-level to cliff-tops, and sometimes inland. They feed on krill, squid, octopus, fish, molluscs, plankton, cuttlefish, and crustaceans. It is estimated that they have a population of 3.5 million today.

18 faves
Taken on December 19, 2007