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Of or relating to open ocean. Pelagic birds spend most of their life at sea and only come to to nest. Good examples include the albatrosses, petrels, shearwaters, tropicbirds, gannets, boobies, skuas as well as most auks and some penguins and terns [1].

References

  1. ^ France, Peter; et al. (2007). Bird: The Definitive Visual Guide. Dorling Kindersley Inc. ISBN 1564582957. 
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