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Old Monday 11th November 2019, 11:59   #1
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New Zealand Bird of the Year

An endangered yellow-eyed penguin has won New Zealand's coveted Bird of the Year competition after two weeks of intense campaigning.

The hoiho saw off more than five rivals to become the first penguin to win the annual honour in its 14-year history.

With only 225 pairs left on New Zealand's mainland, the hoiho is said to be the rarest penguin in the world.

Experts say the hoiho is an anti-social bird that communicates with a high-pitched scream.

The bird won 12,022 out of the 43,460 votes cast and verified, organisers said.




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An endangered yellow-eyed penguin has won New Zealand's coveted Bird of the Year competition after two weeks of intense campaigning.

The hoiho saw off more than five rivals to become the first penguin to win the annual honour in its 14-year history.

With only 225 pairs left on New Zealand's mainland, the hoiho is said to be the rarest penguin in the world.

Experts say the hoiho is an anti-social bird that communicates with a high-pitched scream.

The bird won 12,022 out of the 43,460 votes cast and verified, organisers said.




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Hmm, if the ‘experts’ ( who they?) say it’s anti-social it’s no wonder it’s become so rare
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