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sea bird

n
1. (Zoology) a bird such as a gull, that lives on the sea
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Noun1.sea bird - a bird that frequents coastal waters and the open ocean: gullssea bird - a bird that frequents coastal waters and the open ocean: gulls; pelicans; gannets; cormorants; albatrosses; petrels; etc.
aquatic bird - wading and swimming and diving birds of either fresh or salt water
coastal diving bird - gull family; skimmer family; jaeger family; auk family
auk - black-and-white short-necked web-footed diving bird of northern seas
puffin - any of two genera of northern seabirds having short necks and brightly colored compressed bills
gaviiform seabird - seabirds of the order Gaviiformes
podicipitiform seabird - aquatic birds related to the loons
pelecaniform seabird - large fish-eating seabird with four-toed webbed feet
sphenisciform seabird - flightless cold-water seabirds: penguins
oceanic bird, pelagic bird - bird of the open seas

sea bird

Seabirds

albatross or (informal) gooney bird, auk, auklet, black-backed gull, black guillemot, coot, cormorant, fish hawk, fulmar, gannet, glaucous gull, guillemot, gull or (archaic or dialect) cob(b), herring gull, ivory gull, kittiwake, man-of-war bird or frigate bird, murrelet, mutton bird, old squaw or oldwife, oystercatcher, petrel, prion, razorbill or razor-billed auk, scoter, sea duck, sea eagle, erne, or ern, seagull, shearwater, skua, storm petrel, stormy petrel, or Mother Carey's chicken, surf scoter or surf duck, velvet scoter, wandering albatross, Wilson's petrel
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A cloud of dust fell from the vault, with the ashes of ten thousand generations of sea birds, whose nests stuck like cement to the rock.
The sun grew blinding bright, the white sea birds chasing each other far beyond me seemed to be flitting before my face, the mellow murmur of the waves on the beach was like thunder in my ears.
On their tops sprawled huge sea-lions tawny-wet and roaring in the sun, while overhead, uttering shrill cries, darted and wheeled a multitude of sea birds.
It was a low shoal, a bleak and perilous place over which the seas broke unceasingly, where no man could live, and on which not even sea birds could rest.
His wife fell from the cliffs when hunting sea birds.
She also studies how Adelie penguin populations and sea bird foraging behaviours respond to environmental variation and change.
THE hunt is on to find a mysterious and rare sea bird off the coast of Wales.
FLYING TONIGHT'S RPGTV GUIDE KILMORE SEA BIRD did not do a lot wrong although shaded by Bottom Line in the heats a week ago, and it may be that Paul Foster's dog gets the run of the race in the final of the RPGTV Puppy Standard over 480m at Towcester (9.
Sea Bird Cruise and Adventure's tailor-made cruises off the coast of Ras Al Khaimah are growing in popularity among both tourists and UAE residents.
As with the sea bird drinks, the new beers are designed to reflect the characteristics of the creature after which they are named.
Only former champions Sea Bird II, Brigadier Gerard and Tudor Minstrel are rated higher than him, but look to be in danger of being surpassed by the brilliant son of Galileo, who his trainer has confirmed, will stay in training for the 2012 season.
The pesticide DDT, banned decades ago in much of the world, still shows up in penguins in Antarctica, probably due to the chemical's accumulation in melting glaciers, a sea bird expert has said.