What sounds do penguins make?
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What sounds do penguins make?

All penguins use sounds to communicate.  Chicks in large colonies need to be able to attract their own parents so that they can be fed, adults need to recognise one another when they come back from fishing trips, etc.  Different species make different noises.  African, Humboldt, Magellanic and Galapagos penguins all make braying sounds (like a donkey) and each of these species has at some time been known as "Jackass" penguins as a result.  Their chicks, in contrast, make a high pitched whistling noise to demand feeding.  The Yellow-eyed penguin makes a trilling sound (not unlike the old "trim-phone").  The Chinstrap has a shrill, screaming voice, so loud that it is sometimes called the stone-cracker penguin. The King penguin makes a trumpeting sound.