seabird

noun
sea·​bird | \ ˈsē-ˌbərd How to pronounce seabird (audio) \

Definition of seabird

: a bird (such as a gull or an albatross) frequenting the open ocean

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Search for adorable puffins and other seabirds nesting on the island’s steep cliffs, then sail back to Vík—the southernmost village in Iceland, known for its black-sand beach and strange rock formations. National Geographic, "Iceland Family Journey: Geysers, Glaciers, and Fjords," 17 June 2019 Alexander the Great, Braudy explains, sought fame like that of the Greek god Achilles—a tall order for a human, given that Achilles enjoyed near-invincibility and had seabirds as servants. Virginia Heffernan, WIRED, "The Elusive Price—and Prize—of Fame on the Internet," 20 Aug. 2019 Penguins are flightless seabirds that live almost exclusively below the equator. Elissa Nuñez, National Geographic, "Penguins," 16 Aug. 2019 Atlantic puffins, with their colorful beaks and waddling walks, are one of New England’s best recognized seabirds. Washington Post, "Atlantic puffins pairs are plentiful this year, Audubon scientist says," 6 Aug. 2019 In previous studies, scientists have found that seabirds mistake plastic pieces for food, often feeding plastic shards, bottle lids, pen caps and other trash to their young. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Eating Even One Piece of Plastic Has Health Consequences for Baby Seabirds," 5 Aug. 2019 Atlantic puffins, with their colorful beaks and waddling walks, are one of New England’s best recognized seabirds. Patrick Whittle, The Denver Post, "Puffins fill up nesting islands this year despite challenges," 5 Aug. 2019 Offshore: There was a common murre and an Atlantic puffin reported on Stellwagen Bank among other seabirds. BostonGlobe.com, "Bird sightings across the region," 13 July 2019 Seabird experts wonder whether the presence of more pollock and Pacific cod, which have voracious appetites and are far more efficient hunters of forage fish than seabirds, was a factor. Dan Joling, The Seattle Times, "Pace of Bering Sea changes startles scientists," 16 Apr. 2019

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1564, in the meaning defined above

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seabird

noun

English Language Learners Definition of seabird

: a bird that lives on or near the sea and finds food in it

seabird

noun
sea·​bird | \ ˈsē-ˌbərd How to pronounce seabird (audio) \

Kids Definition of seabird

: a bird (as a gull or puffin) that lives on or near the open ocean

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