southern rockhopper penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome)

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General Information

The southern rockhopper penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome) is widely distributed around the Southern Ocean, breeding on many sub-Antarctic islands in the Indian and Atlantic Oceans (Shirihai 2002, p. 71). The species breeds on the Falkland Islands (United Kingdom, Argentina), Penguin and Staten Islands (Argentina) at the southern tip of South America, and islands of southern Chile. Farther to the east, the southern rockhopper penguin breeds on Prince Edward Islands (South Africa); Crozet and Kerguelen Islands (French Southern Territories); Heard, McDonald, and Macquarie Islands (Australia); and Campbell, Auckland, and Antipodes Islands (New Zealand) (BirdLife International 2007, pp. 23; Woehler 1993, pp. 5861).

  • Countries in which the the southern rockhopper penguin, New Zealand-Australia DPS is known to occur:  Argentina, Australia, Chile, Falkland Islands (Malvinas), French Southern Territories, Heard Island and McDonald Islands, New Zealand
Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
2011-03-24 Foreign (Headquarters) New Zealand-Australia DPS, associated with the Campbell Plateau and Macquarie Island

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
2011-02-22 00:00:00.0 76 FR 9681 9692 Determination of Threatened Status for the New Zealand-Australia Distinct Population Segment of the Southern Rockhopper Penguin: Final rule.
2008-12-18 00:00:00.0 73 FR 77264 77302 12-Month Finding on a Petition To List Four Penguin Species as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act and Proposed Rule To List the Southern Rockhopper Penguin in the Campbell Plateau Portion of Its Range
2007-07-11 00:00:00.0 72 FR 37695 37697 90-Day Finding on a Petition to List 12 Penguin Species as Threatened or Endangered under the Endangered Species Act

» Recovery

No recovery information is available for the southern rockhopper penguin.

» Critical Habitat

No critical habitat rules have been published for the southern rockhopper penguin.

» Conservation Plans

No conservation plans have been created for southern rockhopper penguin.

» Petitions

» Life History

No Life History information has been entered into this system for this species.

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