Chinstrap & Rockhoppers

CEF B1


Chinstrap

Chinstrap penguins Half Moon Bay Antarctica
photo by Dave Curtei Flickr

How big are they?
They are medium size - around 60cm tall. They weigh around 4·5 -5 kg.

What do they eat?
Krill and fish.

Are there many of them?
13 million! There are more chinstraps than any other type of penguin.

Where do they live?
On icebergs in the middle of the ocean in Antarctica.

What is different about them?
They like fighting!

Rockhopper

Rockhoppers - look at the bright yellow feathers sticking out from their heads

How big are they?
They are small - around 45cm tall. They weigh under 4kg.

How many are there?
About 1.8 million

What do they eat?
Squid and krill.

Why are they called rockhoppers?
Can you guess? Because they 'hop' from rock to rock.

Where do they live?
On sub-antarctic islands.

What is different about them?
They have crests and red eyes.


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