pelagic bird

Definitions of pelagic bird
  1. noun
    bird of the open seas
    synonyms: oceanic bird
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    procellariiform seabird
    large long-winged bird with hooked bill and tubular nostrils that wanders the open seas
    albatross, mollymawk
    large web-footed birds of the southern hemisphere having long narrow wings; noted for powerful gliding flight
    petrel
    relatively small long-winged tube-nosed bird that flies far from land
    diving petrel
    any of several small diving birds of southern hemisphere seas; somewhat resemble auks
    Diomedea exulans, wandering albatross
    very large albatross; white with wide black wings
    Diomedea nigripes, black-footed albatross, gooney, gooney bird, goonie, goony
    a variety of albatross with black feet
    Procellaria aequinoctialis, white-chinned petrel
    large black petrel of southern seas having a white mark on the chin
    Macronectes giganteus, giant fulmar, giant petrel
    large brownish petrel chiefly of Antarctic seas
    Fulmarus glacialis, fulmar, fulmar petrel
    heavy short-tailed oceanic bird of polar regions
    shearwater
    long-winged oceanic bird that in flight skims close to the waves
    storm petrel
    any of various small petrels having dark plumage with paler underparts
    type of:
    sea bird, seabird, seafowl
    a bird that frequents coastal waters and the open ocean: gulls; pelicans; gannets; cormorants; albatrosses; petrels; etc.
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