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


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.


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