Definition of Pelagic bird
1. Noun. Bird of the open seas.
Generic synonyms: Sea Bird, Seabird, Seafowl
Specialized synonyms: Procellariiform Seabird, Albatross, Mollymawk, Petrel, Diving Petrel
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pelagic Bird
Literary usage of Pelagic bird
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1. The feathered tribes of the British islands by Robert Mudie (1834)
"The swallow tribe are properly speaking rock birds : they do not inhabit chimneys and steeples, because these are built by man. p. means a pelagic bird, ..."
2. Dublin Quarterly Journal of Science by Samuel Haughton (1866)
"It is truly a pelagic bird, and seen at long distances from the land when crossing the Atlantic. There are several rare sea birds that breed on the islands ..."
3. Adventure Guide to Bermuda by Blair Howard (2004)
"... Bermuda that settlers found here when they arrived in 1609, and to the preservation of a small pelagic bird, the cahow, that was thought to be extinct. ..."
4. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"Among the latter are the penguins, in which the wings have been converted into paddles, an adaptation to the requirements of a pelagic bird whose prey is ..."