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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Birds
seabirdsea‧bird /ˈsiːbɜːd $ -bɜːrd/ noun [countable]  HBBa bird that lives near the sea and finds food in it
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seabirdThe 1986 oil spill killed 9,000 seabirds along the coast between San Francisco and Big Sur.Most of its prey are ducks and seabirds, fish and carrion.Much the smallest and shortest-billed auk, also the smallest diving seabird.Above the tangled knots of old fishing-nets, still supported by their floats, always hovered seabirds, waiting for a meal.All the other species of seabird seemed to have been driven away by the bad weather.The local fishermen suffer, and so do the seabirds.It was probably a young Black-Footed Albatross, said Rex consulting his reference guide to seabirds, and probably a young one.Both are home to seabirds and seals and all manner of grasses and flowers.
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