A close-up of two rockhopper penguins courting

Crested penguins

Crested penguins all have tufts of yellow feathers on their heads. They show the most complex courtship displays of all the penguins. Rock-hopper and Macaroni penguins are part of this genus.

Scientific name: Eudyptes

Rank: Genus

Distribution

Map showing the distribution of the Crested penguins taxa

The shading illustrates the diversity of this group - the darker the colour the greater the number of species. Data provided by WWF's Wildfinder.

Classification

  1. Life
  2. Animals
  3. Vertebrates
  4. Birds
  5. Sphenisciformes
  6. Penguins
  7. Crested penguins