Whale bird

Related to Whale bird: elephant bird
(Zool.) Any one of several species of large Antarctic petrels which follow whaling vessels, to feed on the blubber and floating oil; especially, Prion turtur (called also blue petrel), and Pseudoprion desolatus.
The turnstone; - so called because it lives on the carcasses of whales.

See also: Whale, Whale

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.