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2009-07-16 09:36:07

In parts of Australia, including Sydney Harbor, something is killing penguins. The bodies were covered in bite marks, and their stomachs were cut open. It is not clear what exactly is killing the penguins. Officials are ruling out humans. The bites indicate that it might be foxes, which carry their prey in their mouths and shake it, stated Sally Barnes, head of the New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service. To the "Penguin Wardens," a 30-member volunteer group of penguin defenders...


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2006-02-20 11:40:25

The White-Flippered Penguin (Eudyptula albosignata) is the smallest species of penguin found in New Zealand. It nests only on Banks Peninsula and Motunau Island and is considered to be endangered with only around 3,750 breeding pairs. It is often considered to be a sub-species of the Little Penguin or even a mere variation of that species. Typically growing to 30 centimeters tall and weighing 1.5kg, it gains its name from the white markings on its flippers, unique to the species.

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2006-02-20 11:27:29

Little Penguins (Eudyptula minor) have several common names. In Australia they are often referred to as Fairy Penguins due to their small size. In New Zealand they are called Little Blue Penguins or just Blue Penguins owing to their plumage color, the New Zealand Māori call them Korora. In Chile they are known as Pingüino pequeño or Pingüino azul. They are the smallest species of penguin and breed around the entire coastline of New Zealand and the Chatham Islands as well as...

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2006-02-17 16:02:43

Penguins (order Sphenisciformes, family Spheniscidae) are flightless birds found in the southern hemisphere. Species and habitats There are 17 to 18 species known worldwide, depending on whether the two Eudyptula species are counted as distinct. Even though all penguin species are native to the southern hemisphere, they are not found only in cold climates, such as Antarctica. In fact, only a few species of penguin actually live so far south. There are three species that live in the...

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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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