Manx shearwater

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Manx shearwater (plural Manx shearwaters)

  1. A long-winged pelagic seabird, Puffinus puffinus, of the family Procellariidae.
    • 2006, James Lowen, A Summer of British Wildlife, page 141:
      Manx shearwaters lounge on the sheeny swell before pattering along and coasting away on stiff, elongated wings. Keep your eyes peeled for a chocolate- and-oatcakecoloured version of the Manxie.
    • 2018, Louise Tickle, The Guardian, 20 June:
      Together with its neighbouring island Skokholm, Skomer is home to the highest concentration of Manx shearwaters in the world.

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