लुप्तप्राय 'असामाजिक' पेंगुइन ने न्यूजीलैंड की प्रतिष्ठित बर्ड ऑफ द ईयर प्रतियोगिता जीती

Endangered ‘antisocial’ penguin voted NZ’s bird of the year

Points to Remember:

  • 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.
  • Previous winners include the kereru, a type of wood pigeon, in 2018 and the kea, a species of large parrot, in 2017.

About New Zealand:

  • New Zealand is a country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean consisting of 2 main islands, both marked by volcanoes and glaciation.
  • Capital: Wellington
  • Prime minister: Jacinda Ardern
  • Currency: NZ Dollar
  • Central bank: Reserve Bank of New Zealand
Important Possible questions based on above News:
  1. What is the name of the antisocial penguin who has been voted as the NZ’s bird of the year? Hoiho
  2. Hoiho which has been chosen as the NZ’s bird of the year 2019, is a yellow eyed___. penguin

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