oceanic bird


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Noun1.oceanic bird - bird of the open seasoceanic 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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Clark proposes 80 terms as POc bird names from the 200 cognate sets of bird names analyzed in the text, although many more unrecorded Oceanic bird names exist.
The dark-rumped petrel -- known locally as pata pegada, or web-footed an -- is an oceanic bird whose arm-length nesting burrows once pocked the islands' humid volcanic highlands.
The tragic deaths of whales and a variety of oceanic birds, highlights the problem.
With Ophelia bringing another blast of Atlantic air we should see more American or oceanic birds this week.