Diving petrel
Petrel Pe"trel, n. [F. p['e]trel; a dim. of the name Peter, L. Petrus, Gr. ? a stone (--John i. 42); -- probably so called in allusion to St. Peter's walking on the sea. See {Petrify}.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of longwinged sea birds belonging to the family {Procellarid[ae]}. The small petrels, or Mother Carey's chickens, belong to {{Oceanites}}, {{Oceanodroma}}, {{Procellaria}}, and several allied genera. [1913 Webster]

{Diving petrel}, any bird of the genus {Pelecanoides}. They chiefly inhabit the southern hemisphere.

{Fulmar petrel}, {Giant petrel}. See {Fulmar}.

{Pintado petrel}, the Cape pigeon. See under {Cape}.

{Pintado petrel}, any one of several small petrels, especially {Procellaria pelagica}, or Mother Carey's chicken, common on both sides of the Atlantic. [1913 Webster]


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  • Diving-petrel — Taxobox name = Diving petrel image width = 250px image caption = Peruvian Diving petrel, Pelecanoides garnotii regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Procellariiformes familia = Pelecanoididae familia authority = G.R. Gray,… …   Wikipedia

  • diving petrel — any of several small seabirds of the family Pelecanoididae, of Southern Hemisphere seas, having compact bodies, tubelike processes near the nostrils, and usually drab plumage. * * * ▪ bird       any of five species of small seabirds of the sub… …   Universalium

  • diving petrel — /daɪvɪŋ ˈpɛtrəl/ (say duyving petruhl) noun any of various short winged, black and white, pelagic birds of the genus Pelecanoides, family Procellariidae, especially the common diving petrel, P. urinatrix, a small, short tailed bird, with brown… …   Australian English dictionary

  • diving petrel — nardantieji audrašaukliai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Pelecanoides angl. diving petrel rus. нырковый буревестник, m pranc. puffinure, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – nardantieji audrašaukliai siauresnis terminas –… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • diving petrel — noun any of several small diving birds of southern hemisphere seas; somewhat resemble auks • Hypernyms: ↑pelagic bird, ↑oceanic bird • Member Holonyms: ↑Pelecanoididae, ↑family Pelecanoididae …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Magellan Diving-petrel — Taxobox name = Magellan Diving petrel status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Procellariiformes familia = Pelecanoididae genus = Pelecanoides species = P. magellani binomial = Pelecanoides… …   Wikipedia

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