Penguins 101: New Zealand Erect-Crested Penguin 10 Fun Facts for Kids #penguin - Animal Facts

Penguins 101: New Zealand Erect-Crested Penguin 10 Fun Facts

Erect-crested penguins(Eudyptes sclateri)¬†are perhaps some of the most mysterious of all penguin species. It’s one of the largest of the crested penguins and shares with the Fiordland and Snares penguins the distinctive feature of an upward-sweeping crest of long, yellow brush-like feathers above each eye, extending from the base of the bill to the top of the head. Unlike other crested penguins, however, the erect-crested penguin is able to raise and lower these stiff crest feathers.

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