Eudyptes serresianus moseleyi
Mathews and Iredale, 1921,
Inaccessible Island, Tristan da Cunha Group.
Usually considered conspecific with E. chrysocome, but recent molecular evidence#R supports split, along with clear morphological, ecological and behavioural differences including broad vs narrow superciliary stripe (2); much-enhanced number and length of ornamental head plumes (3); bolder pattern of black and white on underside of flipper (1); reportedly different song (at least 1); reportedly different ecology relating to water temperature and foraging behaviour (1). Monotypic.
S Atlantic at Tristan da Cunha and Gough I, and S Indian Ocean at Amsterdam I and St Paul I.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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