pelagic bird


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Noun1.pelagic bird - bird of the open seaspelagic bird - bird of the open seas    
sea bird, seabird, seafowl - a bird that frequents coastal waters and the open ocean: gulls; pelicans; gannets; cormorants; albatrosses; petrels; etc.
procellariiform seabird - large long-winged bird with hooked bill and tubular nostrils that wanders the open seas
mollymawk, albatross - 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
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Fish and Wildlife Service pelagic bird researcher and educator.
that faint cry, like a pelagic bird, who sleeps in flight, and I would
Only the few intrepid fishermen and very serious pelagic bird watchers, who charter a boat to see alcids (our northern hemisphere's version of penguins), like puffins, dovekies, murres, and razorbills, risk going into the brutal winter sea.
Changes in breeding populations of pelagic birds in the Gulf of Georgia, BC.
Pelagic birds - ranging from graceful, balletic albatrosses, to Wedgewood blue fairy prions and Wgnarly-beaked northern giant petrels - hang in our slipstream, then disappear into the horizon where grey sea and sky become one.
White-faced storm petrels normally seen off the African coast - jaegers, skuas and Audubon's shearwaters - join flocks of thousands of other pelagic birds taking advantage of the concentrated bounty.
Criccieth and Harlech each scored with a smart Sabine's gull on the beach, and these graceful pelagic birds also flew past Point Lynas, Bardsey, South Stack and Porth Ysgaden.
Detection of influenza A viruses and influenza epidemics in wild pelagic birds by sentinels and population studies.
Day activities include guided field trips to Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, New River and Coos Bay, bird games and activities for families at South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, and watches for pelagic birds and marine mammals at Simpson Reef.
In fact, it is wondrous and marvelous to revel in the incalculable quantity and diversity of the mass of salt water, sand, algae, echinoderms and crustaceans; the fishes and sea slugs and corals; and also humankind's detritus, flotsam, and jetsam; sub-surface petroleum; pelagic birds and marine mammals; and all the ships at sea and the legions of sport, pleasure, commercial, and military craft in and over and upon the Pacific Ocean.