from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In ornithology: A genus of magnificent pheasants, of the family Phasianidæ, including the golden and Amherstian pheasants, C. pictus and C. amherstiæ, of the most gorgeous and varied colors, crested, and with a frill on the neck.
- noun A genus of South American flycatchers, of the family Tyrannidæ.
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- noun golden pheasants
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Mystery bird: macaroni penguin, Eudyptes chrysolophus
Penguins are by far the most abundant of all bird species present, with populations of macaroni penguin Eudyptes chrysolophus (by far the commonest species) reaching two million pairs within the islands, 16% of the total world totals.
The macaroni penguin Eudyptes chrysolophus is the most common of penguin species, so they are quite populous on Heard Island and McDonald Island, on which penguins are the most abundant of all bird species.
Adélie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae); chinstrap penguin (P. antarctica); gentoo penguin (P. papua); emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri); king penguin (A. patagonicus); rockhopper penguin (Eudyptes crestatus); and, macaroni penguin (E. chrysolophus).
Antarctic Peninsula 2009
Six species of penguin are considered native to the Antarctic region: Adélie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae), chinstrap penguin (P. antarctica), gentoo penguin (P. papua), emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri), king penguin (A. patagonicus), rockhopper penguin (Eudyptes crestatus), and macaroni penguin (E. chrysolophus).
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