(syn. Eudyptes Ϯ Rockhopper Penguin E. chrysocome) Gr. χρυσοκομος khrusokomos  golden-haired  < χρυσος khrusos  gold; κομη komē  hair; "CHRYSOCOMA.  GORFOU.  ... HOPPING GORFOU. (Chrysocoma saltator.)  CH. rostro rufo-fusco, pedibus flavescentibus, crista frontali erecta, auriculari deflexa sulphurea  ... This species is very common in the Falkland Islands, and other parts of the southern regions, and frequently jumps three or four feet out of the water upon meeting with the slightest obstacle; whence they have obtained the name of Hopping Penguin, and Jumping Jack, from our sailors" (Stephens 1827).  Var. Chrysocome.

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Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 21 January 2019).