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bonxie

(ˈbɒŋksɪ)
n
(Animals) (originally in Shetland) the great skua. See skua
[C19: probably of Scandinavian origin: compare Norwegian bunke heap, something dumpy]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bonxie - gull-like jaeger of northern seasbonxie - gull-like jaeger of northern seas  
jaeger - rapacious seabird that pursues weaker birds to make them drop their prey
Catharacta skua, great skua - large brown skua of the northern Atlantic
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Wheater, migrants form Africa with their unmistakable white rump, flit from post to post as you head up the path, while the barrelchested great skua, or "bonxie" as we call it, cruises past looking for an easy meal.
The predatory sea bird the bonxie is better known as what?
18 Which formidable predatory seabird is sometimes known by its Shetland name of the bonxie?
STORNOWAY Bonxie Birds and their flight paths are a good metaphor for this music's aims and intent.
RICHARD STEEL encountered a Bonxie which landed on the seawall at Leasowe over the high tide on Monday
The day before, a Leach's storm petrel had flown past Porthcawl and a great skua, or "bonxie", had been rescued from Port Talbot beach and brought to the Kenfig Reserve Centre to be cared for.
Farther out, a Bonxie patrolled the horizon - the biggest and most menacing of our skuas.
The boys loved the sight of a great Skua, or bonxie, attacking a much larger gannet to make it drop its load of fish.
They started "Dear Crustie" and were signed "Bonxie."