Definition of giant petrel in English:

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giant petrel


The largest petrel, which is found around southern oceans, has a massive bill, and scavenges from carcasses.
  • Genus Macronectes, family Procellariidae: two species
Example sentences
  • Why are southern giant petrels thriving on one peninsula, but declining almost everywhere else?
  • Finally, the scientist reaches her quarry: a colony of southern giant petrels whose nests atop these rocky heights are filled with hungry hatchlings.
  • On our way there we enjoyed giant petrels, a new species for the trip.
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