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

Examples of chinstrap penguin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It’s all Greek to the autistic teen who’d rather talk about the migration habits of Antarctica’s chinstrap penguin population, but funnily enough, that’s not the best chick bait. Los Angeles Times, 18 Nov. 2021 In 2012, a chinstrap penguin was spotted in Antarctica with light-colored feathers compared to its fellow penguin colony. Elizabeth Gamillo, Smithsonian Magazine, 23 Feb. 2021 On Elephant Island, just slightly north of the peninsula, chinstrap penguins have suffered a 60% decline because of the increasing temperatures, researchers have found. Li Cohen, CBS News, 7 Feb. 2020 And of course, there’s the iconic story of Central Park Zoo’s Roy and Silo, two male chinstrap penguins who fathered a little baby girl named Tango in 2000. Rachael Lallensack, Smithsonian, 16 Aug. 2019 Perhaps most famous, male chinstrap penguins Silo and Roy found love at the Central Park Zoo in 1998 and hatched and raised a chick named Tango. Scottie Andrew, CNN, 13 Aug. 2019 Analysis revealed, in the Antarctic samples, the presence of animals including chinstrap penguins, Weddell seals and Perknaster aurantiacus, a type of starfish. The Economist, 5 June 2019 About 50 penguins live in Penguin Palooza, including king penguins and macaroni, southern rockhopper, gentoo and chinstrap penguins. Melissa Reinert,, 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, 23 May 2017 See More

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First Known Use of chinstrap penguin

1936, in the meaning defined above

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