Sunday, October 02, 2022

Birdtober Day Three: Macaroni Penguin

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Why are these guys called Macaroni Penguins? Here’s eBird’s explanation: “Disappointingly, named for the resemblance of its spiffy, 'fashionable' crest to the hairstyle of fashionable youth, or 'macaronis', and not for the pasta-sauce-orange color of the crest itself.”

You can watch the video to get some of the references in the poem explained.

Spiffy, tony,
Faithful spouse
In matrimony,
Makes a scrape
With ceremony,
Throws out one egg
(It’s a phony).
Listen to my testimony:
You’re the greatest,

©Ruth Bowen Hersey




1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I read that to the tune of Yankee Doodle!