chinstrap penguin

chin·​strap penguin | \ ˈchin-ˌstrap- How to pronounce chinstrap penguin (audio) \

Definition of chinstrap penguin

: a penguin (Pygoscelis antarctica) with a narrow band of black feathers from ear to ear under its chin that breeds on the Antarctic Peninsula and nearby islands

called also chinstrap

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About 50 penguins live in Penguin Palooza, including king penguins and macaroni, southern rockhopper, gentoo and chinstrap penguins. Melissa Reinert,, "Paralyzed penguin wobbles on road to recovery at Newport Aquarium," 30 Apr. 2018 Robert Gramzay, a keeper at the zoo, watched the chinstrap penguin pair roll a rock into their nest and sit on it, according to newspaper reports. Emily V. Driscoll, Scientific American, "Bisexuality Can Benefit Animals," 23 May 2017 The island is home to nearly 1.2 million breeding pairs of chinstrap penguins (Pygoscelis antarcticus). Aaron Sidder, National Geographic, "Erupting Volcano May Have Destroyed Huge Penguin Colony," 6 July 2016 This is happening even as ice-dependent minke whales struggle, and Adelie and chinstrap penguin numbers plummet at nearby colonies. Craig Welch, National Geographic, "Get an Amazing Whale's-Eye View Underneath Antarctica," 25 Apr. 2017 Last year a colony of 1 million chinstrap penguins on Zavodovski Island in the South Sandwich Islands just off the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula became threatened when the nearby Mount Curry Volcano began erupting. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "A Penguin Colony’s Rise and Fall, Recorded in Poop," 13 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of chinstrap penguin

1936, in the meaning defined above

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