Manx shearwater

  1. a European oceanic bird, Puffinus puffinus, with long slender wings and black-and-white plumage: family Procellariidae (shearwaters)

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How to use Manx shearwater in a sentence

  • The Manx shearwater comes next in size, but it is a dark-plumaged bird on the upper parts, only white below.

  • St. Kildans say that the Manx shearwater is one of their first bird visitors in spring, and amongst the last to leave in autumn.

  • Throughout the summer the Manx shearwater is nocturnal, and at the approach of darkness becomes very garrulous.

    British Sea Birds | Charles Dixon