jackass penguin


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n jackass penguin small penguin of South America and southern Africa with a braying call
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Before its name was changed, the African Penguin used be called the Jackass Penguin because of its donkey-like braying call
    • Jackass penguin (Zoöl) any species of penguin of the genus Spheniscus, of which several are known. One species (Spheniscus demersus) inhabits the islands near the Cape of Good Hope; another (Spheniscus Magellanicus) is found at the Falkland Islands. They make a noise like the braying of an ass; -- hence the name.
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In literature:

The other kinds are the macaroni, the jackass, and the rookery penguin.
"The Works of Edgar Allan Poe Volume 3 (of 5) of the Raven Edition" by Edgar Allan Poe
The "Jackass Penguin" is a well-known species in the Falkland Islands, to which it resorts in thousands for the purpose of breeding.
"Argentine Ornithology, Volume II (of 2)" by P. L. Sclater