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Sea bird   /si bərd/   Listen
Sea bird

A bird that frequents coastal waters and the open ocean: gulls; pelicans; gannets; cormorants; albatrosses; petrels; etc..  Synonyms: seabird, seafowl.

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"Sea bird" Quotes from Famous Books

... its numbers are slightly increased in the autumn by migrants, as I have certainly seen more specimens in Mr. Couch's shop at that time of year than at any other; this may perhaps, however, be accounted for, at all events partially, by its being protected by the Sea Bird Act during the summer and in early autumn, where the 'Martin pecheur' appears as one of the ...
— Birds of Guernsey (1879) • Cecil Smith

... l. 15. Guillemot (Colymbus).] A sea bird, of which there are several species numerously spread over the northern world; from whence they come towards winter to the British shores and remain till they have reared their young: it is sometimes called ...
— The Peacock 'At Home:' - A Sequel to the Butterfly's Ball • Catherine Ann Dorset

Words linked to "Sea bird" :   aquatic bird, oceanic bird, sphenisciform seabird, pelecaniform seabird, pelagic bird, seabird, gaviiform seabird, coastal diving bird, auk, podicipitiform seabird, puffin

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