Synonyms of 'Sea birds'
albatross or (informal) gooney birdany large oceanic bird of the genera Diomedea and Phoebetria, family Diomedeidae, of cool southern oceans: order Procellariiformes (petrels). They have long narrow wings and are noted for a powerful gliding flight aukaukletany of various small auks of the genera Aethia and Ptychoramphus black-backed gullblack guillemota common guillemot, Cepphus grylle: its summer plumage is black with white wing patches and its winter plumage white with greyish wings black shag or kawau (New Zealand)blue penguin, korora or little blue penguin (New Zealand)blue shag (New Zealand)booby (Australian)any of several tropical marine birds of the genus Sula: family Sulidae, order Pelecaniformes (pelicans, cormorants, etc). They have a straight stout bill and the plumage is white with darker markings caspian tern or taranui (New Zealand)cootcormorantfairy penguin, little penguin, or (N.Z.) kororafish hawkfulmarany heavily built short-tailed oceanic bird of the genus Fulmarus and related genera, of polar regions: family Procellariidae, order Procellariiformes (petrels) gannetany of several heavily built marine birds of the genus Morus (or Sula), having a long stout bill and typically white plumage with dark markings: family Sulidae, order Pelecaniformes (pelicans, cormorants, etc) glaucous gullguillemotany northern oceanic diving bird of the genera Uria and Cepphus, having a black-and-white plumage and long narrow bill: family Alcidae (auks, etc), order Charadriiformes gull or (archaic or dialect) cob(b)herring gullivory gullkittiwakeman-of-war bird or frigate birdany bird of the genus Fregata and family Fregatidae, of tropical and subtropical seas, having a long bill with a downturned tip, a wide wingspan, and a forked tail: order Pelecaniformes (pelicans, cormorants, etc) murreletany of several small diving birds of the genus Brachyramphus and related genera, similar and related to the auks: family Alcidae, order Charadriiformes old squaw or oldwifea long-tailed northern sea duck, Clangula hyemalis, having dark wings and a white-and-brown head and body oystercatcherpetrelany oceanic bird of the order Procellariiformes, having a hooked bill and tubular nostrils: includes albatrosses, storm petrels, and shearwaters prionany of various dovelike petrels of the genus Pachyptila of the southern oceans that have a serrated bill razorbill or razor-billed auka common auk, Alca torda, of the North Atlantic, having a thick laterally compressed bill with white markings scoterany sea duck of the genus Melanitta, such as M. nigra (common scoter), of northern regions. The male plumage is black with white patches around the head and eyes sea duckany of various large diving ducks, such as the eider and the scoter, that occur along coasts sea eagle, erne, or ernseagullshearwaterany of several oceanic birds of the genera Puffinus, such as P. puffinus (Manx shearwater), Procellaria, etc, specialized for an aerial or aquatic existence: family Procellariidae, order Procellariiformes (petrels) short-tailed shearwater, (Tasmanian) mutton bird, or (N.Z.) titia large Australian shearwater that migrates to the northern hemisphere in the southern winter skuastorm petrel, stormy petrel, or Mother Carey's chickenany small petrel, such as the northern Hydrobates pelagicus, of the family Hydrobatidae, typically having a dark plumage with paler underparts surf scoter or surf ducka North American scoter, Melanitta perspicillata, having white patches on the head takapu (New Zealand)velvet scotera European sea duck, Melanitta fusca, the male of which has a black plumage with white patches below the eyes and on the wings wandering albatrosswhite-fronted tern, black cap, kahawai bird, sea swallow or tara (New Zealand)Wilson's petrela common storm petrel, Oceanites oceanicus, that breeds around Antarctica but is often seen in the Atlantic ▷ See sea bird
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Word List of Sea birds from the Collins English Word Lists