Magellanic penguin


: a penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus) of the southern tip of South America and surrounding islands that has a pink mark above the eyes and two broad black bands on the neck and upper chest

Examples of Magellanic penguin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At Bahía Bustamante, an hour’s drive from Camarones, the eponymous eco lodge has also just opened four new marine lofts in addition to eleven existing cabins not far from a 100,000-strong colony of Magellanic penguins. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, 15 Nov. 2023 For 40 years, Boersma has studied a single colony of Magellanic penguins in Argentina’s coastal desert, documenting a decline of about 1 percent a year. Catrin Einhorn Thea Traff, New York Times, 26 Oct. 2023 The area, roughly the size of Maryland, is home to 40% of the global population of the Magellanic penguin. Karl Schneider, IndyStar, 16 May 2023 Captain Eo was the last remaining founding member of the zoo’s Magellanic penguin colony. Amy Hubbard, Los Angeles Times, 9 July 2022 Picchu the Magellanic penguin is on the mend after mistaking a dime for food this week. Miriam Marini, Detroit Free Press, 15 Dec. 2022 The oldest Magellanic penguin at the San Francisco Zoo died at age 40. Amy Hubbard, Los Angeles Times, 9 July 2022 This one-kilometer path can take nearly 40 minutes for a Magellanic penguin to complete. Priya Shukla, Forbes, 30 Jan. 2022 The day was filled with new aquatic friends, including a visit with a beluga whale, feeding time with some turtles and a private petting session with a Magellanic penguin. Katie Campione,, 16 June 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1826, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Magellanic penguin was in 1826

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“Magellanic penguin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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