Definition of Oceanic 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 Oceanic Bird
Literary usage of Oceanic bird
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Ibis by British Ornithologists' Union (1892)
"In habits and appearance they probably do not differ from the other species of this widely- spread oceanic bird. No native name, so far as at present known, ..."
2. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1899)
"A specimen of this oceanic bird was noticed yesterday •(Oct. 5, 1898) on the river at the east end of Cincinnati by two young men who approached it in a ..."
3. Animal Locomotion: Or, Walking, Swimming, and Flying, with a Dissertation on by James Bell Pettigrew (1883)
"When a long-winged oceanic bird rises from the sea, it uses the tips of its wings as levers for forcing the bod}' up ; the points of the pinions suffering ..."
4. A General Collection of Voyages and Travels from the Discovery of America to by William Fordyce Mavor (1810)
"... even announce it to be a granivorous bird ; while the down that covers its body, beneath the feathers, is a character which belongs to the oceanic bird. ..."
5. Design in Nature: Illustrated by Spiral and Other Arrangements in the by James Bell Pettigrew (1908)
"... and so on ad infinitum ; the body falling when the wings are being elevated, and vice ww When the long-winged oceanic bird rises from the sea, ..."