Crested penguin

genus of birds
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The term crested penguin is the common name of species of penguins of the genus Eudyptes.[1] All are black and white penguins with yellow crests, red bills and eyes. They are found on subantarctic islands in the world's southern oceans. All lay two eggs, but raise only one young per breeding season. The first egg laid is much smaller than the second.

Crested penguin
Temporal range: Miocene to present
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Macaroni penguin,
Eudyptes chrysolophus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Sphenisciformes
Family: Spheniscidae
Genus: Eudyptes
Vieillot, 1816

Eudyptes chrysocome
Eudyptes chrysolophus
Eudyptes moseleyi
Eudyptes pachyrhynchus
Eudyptes robustus
Eudyptes schlegeli
Eudyptes sclateri
Eudyptes warhami
Eudyptes calauina

Different experts disagree on how many species there are. They include the rockhopper penguins.

A Chatham Islands species may have become extinct in the 19th century.


  1. "ITIS Standard report page: Eudyptes".