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Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic family within the order Procellariiformes — the petrels, fulmars, shearwaters, etc.

Etymologies

Procellaria +‎ -idae (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But before too long we got to sentences like, "Fulmars are more robust than Shearwaters," and I couldn't help but thinking this was all a complex world-building sort of scheme, where the Procellariidae were in contention with the Sulidae for the Emperor's ear.

    Barnstorming on an Invisible Segway

  • This is the case with species of shearwater, such as Puffinus puffinus (Procellariidae), which nest in gullies of laurisilva.

    Canary Islands dry woodlands and forests

  • Procellariidae: Long, narrow wings, fully extended, slim hooked bill, all dark or dark with white underparts, paired tubular nostrils.

    Chapter 8

  • Procellariidae: Long wings, bent at wrists, heavy hooked bill, erratic flight, highly pelagic, all dark or dark with white underparts.

    Chapter 8

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