Erect-crested Penguin (species: Eudyptes sclateri) in Birds of Argentina (Gaia Guide)
Eudyptes sclateri
Erect-crested Penguin

©Ting Zwei Kuei: Erect-crested Penguin (Eudyptes sclateri)

©LawrieM: Erect-crested Penguin (Eudyptes sclateri) colony
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Sphenisciformes
Family Spheniscidae
Genus Eudyptes
Species Eudyptes sclateri
Status endangered



Distinguishing features

The male is slightly larger than the female and the birds weigh the most prior to moulting. It has bluish-black to jet black upperparts and white underparts, and a broad, bright yellow eyebrow-stripe which extends over the eye to form a short, erect crest. (Wikipedia)


  • From 50 cm to 70 cm (Length of specimen) - applies to Adults


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution: Erect-crested Penguin (Eudyptes sclateri)


It presumably feeds on mainly krill and squid like other crested penguin species. (Wikipedia)

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