Definition of whalebird in English:



  • A prion (seabird) (so called because often found in the vicinity of whales or whaling vessels).

    • ‘They have also been observed feeding on bits of skin from living a dead whales which earned them the nickname of whalebird.’
    • ‘The Korotangi bird at first glance resembled a prion or whalebird, until it was noted that instead of having a united nasal tube, the Korotangi had lateral nostrils at the base of the beak, rather like a ducks.’