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seabird

[see-burd] /ˈsiˌbɜrd/
noun
1.
a bird frequenting the sea or coast.
Also, sea bird.
Also called seafowl.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; sea + bird
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  • The other imperiled bird of the high canopy is actually a seabird: the marbled murrelet.
  • Inside national park boundaries, some areas are closed for eagle and seabird nesting seasons.
  • Befitting their name, king penguins cut an impressive figure in the seabird court.
  • The guillemot, a seabird that depends on ice, is losing its habitat and falling prey to polar bears desperate for food.
  • And there was plenty of food about: shellfish, seabird eggs, and loads of desert land snails.
  • The boat also approached a thrush-sized seabird bobbing on the surface: the marbled murrelet.
  • The endangered marbled murrelet, a small seabird, builds its nests on the wide branches of redwood trees.
  • It is also a reference to the guidelines of how to handle a seabird if it gets caught in your fishing gear.

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