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Eudyptes chrysocome (Rockhopper Penguin) is a species of birds in the family penguins. They are listed as vulnerable by IUCN. They are native to Atlantic Ocean and The Neotropics. They are diurnal carnivores. They have parental care (paternal care and female provides care). They rely on flight, lift powered swimming, and swimming to move around.

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  • URI: https://eol.org/schema/terms/lift_based_swimming
  • Definition: Hydrofoils, or fins, are used to push against the water to create a normal force to provide thrust, propelling the animal through water. The reduction of fin cross-sectional area helps to minimize drag, and therefore increase efficiency. Regardless of size of the animal, at any particular speed, maximum possible lift is proportional to (wing area) x (speed)<sup>2</sup>. Dolphins and whales have large, horizontal caudal hydrofoils, while many fish and sharks have vertical caudal hydrofoils.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Rockhopper Penguin. View this species on GBIF