Story: Penguins

Snares crested penguin (1st of 2)

Snares crested penguin

When all is calm, crested penguins’ crests lie flat as seen here. When the penguins are excited, their crests behave in different ways according to the species: standing erect in a fan (erect-crested); sticking out sideways (rockhopper); or flicked out at the back (Snares and Fiordland crested penguins).

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Lloyd Spencer Davis, 'Penguins - The crested penguins', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 September 2022)

Story by Lloyd Spencer Davis, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 11 Jul 2016