sea bird

NOUN
  1. a bird that frequents coastal waters and the open ocean: gulls; pelicans; gannets; cormorants; albatrosses; petrels; etc.
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How To Use sea bird In A Sentence

  • Fishing experts estimate that about 60,000 sea birds including about 2,000 giant petrels and around 10,000 albatrosses are killed this way every year.
  • Geese alone number several terms: brant, ember (goose), gosling, goosander, gull (not the sea bird, which is from Welsh), and solan. VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XI No 3
  • A large, flightless sea bird (Pinguinus impennis) formerly common on northern Atlantic coasts but extinct since the middle of the 19th century.
  • In spring and summer these become home to thousands of sea birds like guillemots, razorbills, puffins, fulmars and kittiwakes.
  • All kinds of plastic packaging, metal cans, and other rubbish entangle and strangle sea turtles, sea birds, sea lions and fish.
  • The three islets to the east are part of a national ornithological reserve; there are more sea birds here, including puffins and frigatebirds, than anywhere else in the Lesser Antilles. Take Monday Off: Martinique
  • You walk along a dramatically romantic coast through the flocks of sea birds and the fringe of dunes and eucalyptus forest. Times, Sunday Times
  • The island holds an important breeding population of grey seals and is also of ornithological interest for its colonies of breeding sea birds.
  • The cycling route then leads you to a narrow path sandwiched between the turquoise, sun-drenched Atlantic Ocean and salt marshes homing rare sea birds. Freewheeling Around Europe
  • The Beck's petrel is a sea bird that may be nocturnal and is thought to breed in the Bismarck Archipelago, in an area of circular, mountainous islands. Archive 2008-03-01
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