pelagic bird

Definitions of pelagic bird
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n bird of the open seas

Synonyms:
oceanic bird
Types:
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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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