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Northern Rockhopper Penguin
(Redirected from Eudyptes moseleyi)
Alternative name: Tristan Penguin
Larger with more prominent occipital crest and more extensive black on leading edge of underside of flipper than Southern Rockhopper Penguin.
Breeds on the Tristan da Cuhna group, on St. Paul Island and on Amsterdam Island. Pelagic after breeding but range little-known.
Breeds in caves and rocky crevices, or in the open on cliff-tops and ledges, often at some height above the sea. Present at colonies October-May and at sea for the rest of the year.
Colonial breeder on steep slopes and coastlines. Nest is in a cave or crevice, in dense vegetation or in the open, a structure of stomes, grass and feathers. Eggs: two, dull white with and greenish tinge, soon becoming stained. Laid in late October-early November, (77 x 45mm) second larger than first. Incubated for about 42 days by both sexes but only one young is usually raised.
Crustaceans, small fish and squid.
A loud braying call.
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