collective noun for breeding penguins [Sec=Unclassified]

To: David Wilson <>
Subject: collective noun for breeding penguins [Sec=Unclassified]
From: Andrew Taylor <>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2008 11:58:24 +1000
On Thu, Apr 10, 2008 at 10:42:07AM +1000, David Wilson wrote:
> If anyone can shed any light on this problem it would be much
> appreciated, or provide some historical background.

Google books is a quick way to explore historical use.
"Penguin rookery" was used more frequently pre-1900 in
books. A web search suggests "penguin colony" is
used pre-dominately now.


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