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After two Falkland posts that repeat Gentoo Penguin images and information it is certainly time to move on.
Let’s move to Rockhopper Penguins, another of the smallish penguins. This bird belongs to the “crested penguin” group and is the smallest of those. This group; Rockhopper, Fjoirdland Crested, Macaroni, Erect-crested, and Snares are characterized by a yellow or orange flag of plume-like feathers that arise near the base of the bill and flag out over the side of the head. This is what was called “macaroni” in Yankee Doodle Dandy song. Rockhoppers nest pretty much all around the southern end of our globe; that is they are circumpolar. There are two populations (subspecies) and both of them are found on islands well north of the continental ice of Antarctica.