order Procellariiformes


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Related to order Procellariiformes: order Ciconiiformes, order Pelecaniformes, Tubinares
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Noun1.order Procellariiformes - petrels; albatrosses; shearwaters; diving petrels
animal order - the order of animals
Aves, class Aves - (ornithology) the class of birds
procellariiform seabird - large long-winged bird with hooked bill and tubular nostrils that wanders the open seas
family Procellariidae, Procellariidae - petrels; fulmars; shearwaters;
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This species belongs to the order Procellariiformes, the same group as albatrosses, shearwaters, and fulmars.
In the albatross group (order Procellariiformes) there is also an emphatic sweep through the scapulars during their sexual display ("scapular action," Marchant and Higgins 1990).
All of the studied birds belong to the order Procellariiformes, and have unusually large areas in their brains responsible for smell.