fairy penguin

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fairy penguin (plural fairy penguins)

  1. (Australia) The little penguin, Eudyptula minor.
    • 1970, Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland, Wildlife in Australia, Volumes 7-9, page 40,
      Captain James Cook and party on 31st March, 1773, first discovered the fairy penguins at Duskey Bay, New Zealand.
    • 2007, Scott Alexander King, Animal Dreaming: The Symbolic & Spiritual Language of the Australasian Animals, 2nd Edition, page 151,
      The Fairy Penguin, for example, teaches us to picture in our mind′s eye a desired outcome, and coaches us to physically and abundantly bring it to fruition.
    • 2011, Ute Wegmann, Wild Whiskers and Tender Tales: Close Encounters with Australian Wildlife Rescue and Conservation[1], page 60:
      ‘Bluey’ is a fairy penguin (more widely known as ‘little penguins’). Bluey is one of the 70000 who make their home on Phillip Island, near Melbourne.