seafowl

Definitions of seafowl
  1. noun
    a bird that frequents coastal waters and the open ocean: gulls; pelicans; gannets; cormorants; albatrosses; petrels; etc.
    synonyms: sea bird, seabird
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    coastal diving bird
    gull family; skimmer family; jaeger family; auk family
    auk
    black-and-white short-necked web-footed diving bird of northern seas
    puffin
    any of two genera of northern seabirds having short necks and brightly colored compressed bills
    gaviiform seabird
    seabirds of the order Gaviiformes
    podicipitiform seabird
    aquatic birds related to the loons
    pelecaniform seabird
    large fish-eating seabird with four-toed webbed feet
    sphenisciform seabird
    flightless cold-water seabirds: penguins
    oceanic bird, pelagic bird
    bird of the open seas
    larid
    long-winged web-footed aquatic bird of the gull family
    skimmer
    gull-like seabird that flies along the surface of the water with an elongated lower mandible immersed to skim out food
    jaeger
    rapacious seabird that pursues weaker birds to make them drop their prey
    auklet
    any of several small auks of the northern Pacific coasts
    Alca torda, razor-billed auk, razorbill
    black-and-white northern Atlantic auk having a compressed sharp-edged bill
    Plautus alle, dovekie, little auk
    small short-billed auk abundant in Arctic regions
    Pinguinus impennis, great auk
    large flightless auk of rocky islands off northern Atlantic coasts; extinct
    guillemot
    small black or brown speckled auks of northern seas
    Atlantic puffin, Fratercula arctica
    common puffin of the northern Atlantic
    Fratercula corniculata, horned puffin
    northern Pacific puffin
    Lunda cirrhata, tufted puffin
    northern Pacific puffin having a large yellow plume over each eye
    diver, loon
    large somewhat primitive fish-eating diving bird of the northern hemisphere having webbed feet placed far back; related to the grebes
    grebe
    small compact-bodied almost completely aquatic bird that builds floating nests; similar to loons but smaller and with lobate rather than webbed feet
    pelican
    large long-winged warm-water seabird having a large bill with a distensible pouch for fish
    frigate bird, man-of-war bird
    long-billed warm-water seabird with wide wingspan and forked tail
    gannet
    large heavily built seabird with a long stout bill noted for its plunging dives for fish
    Phalacrocorax carbo, cormorant
    large voracious dark-colored long-necked seabird with a distensible pouch for holding fish; used in Asia to catch fish
    anhinga, darter, snakebird
    fish-eating bird of warm inland waters having a long flexible neck and slender sharp-pointed bill
    boatswain bird, tropic bird, tropicbird
    mostly white web-footed tropical seabird often found far from land
    penguin
    short-legged flightless birds of cold southern especially Antarctic regions having webbed feet and wings modified as flippers
    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
    type of:
    aquatic bird
    wading and swimming and diving birds of either fresh or salt water
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