RE: Collective noun for breeding penguins

To: "Stanley, Mark M" <>
Subject: RE: Collective noun for breeding penguins
From: Andrew Taylor <>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2008 18:59:10 +1000
On Thu, Apr 10, 2008 at 02:24:34PM +0800, Stanley, Mark M wrote:
> but no Emperor Penguin rookery because they have no nests. 

This distinction isn't made in actual use.  Google turns up thousands of
people, including biologists, referring to Emperor Penguin rookeries.
Use of the term dates back to 1893 at least and includes, of course,
Apsley Cherry-Garrard's famous  "The Worst Journey in the World".


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