Southern Rockhopper Penguin, Pingüino de penacho amarillo (Eudyptes chrysocome)
Southern rockhopper Penguin, in the penguin’s family, is characterized by its long yellow eyelashes ending in a crest of feather. Its remaining feather is black in the dorsal part and white in the ventral part. It devotes most of its time to fishing, except for the molt and reproduction period (from October to April). After that, it returns to solid ground to build its nest, usually on a cliff which climbs by small jumps. After thirty days of paternal protection, the calves are grouped in “nursery schools” and parents can return to the sea in search for food. This vulnerable specie may be found in Argentina in the Penguin Island, opposite Puerto Deseado.