MACARONI PENGUIN FACTS
The Macaroni Penguin is a crested penguin with black face, black throat, black back and wings and white underside. It has long yellow crest that hangs downwards. The bill is orange brown with a patch of bare skin at the base of the bill. Immature birds are greyish with small crest. They breed on The Australian Territory of Heard Island and McDonald Islands.
open ocean, shore
krill, fish, squid
The nest is a shallow scrape in the ground or amongst grass lined with pebbles or grass.
In Australian territory, breeds on Heard Islands and McDonald Islands. Macaroni penguins are found from the Sub-Antarctic to the Antarctic Peninsula
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Macaroni Penguin|
Relatives in same Genus
Rockhopper Penguin (E. chrysocome)
Fiordland Penguin (E. pachyrhynchus)
Snares Penguin (E. robustus)
Royal Penguin (E. schlegeli)
Erect-crested Penguin (E. sclateri)