- n. One of several species of sea birds of the genus Puffinus, especially, P. major, the greater shearwarter, and P. stricklandi, the black hagdon or sooty shearwater.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) One of several species of sea birds of the genus Puffinus; esp., Puffinus major, the greater shearwarter, and Puffinus Stricklandi, the black hagdon or sooty shearwater; -- called also
hagdown, haglin, and hag. See shearwater.
“Toygan means 'falcon, hawk'; toynak 'hoof'; tirnak 'claw'; tirmiklamak 'to rake, harrow'; tay 'colt' - which trots us off to English hagdon, haggard, haglet, harrier, and hawk.”
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birds with singular names from
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A list of birders' "shorthand" names, traditional nicknames, non-English names, and obsolete names for feathered creatures worldwide.
Interesting blog entry here on naming U.S. birds.
Looking for tweets for hagdon.