Sea-birds sentence example
Sea-birds are abundant, and, probably from the islands having been comparatively lately peopled, they are singularly tame.
The earliest churches were built with cemeteries for the dead; and thus we find the nucleus of the city of Venice, little isolated groups of dwellings each on its separate islet, scattered, as Cassiodorus 1 says, like sea-birds' nests over the face of the waters.
They are the home of myriads of sea-birds and one of the nesting-places of the bonxie, or great skua (Lestris cataractes), which used to be fostered by the islanders to keep down the eagles, and the eggs of which are still strictly preserved.
The eider-duck, guillemot and other sea-birds are in some parts valuable for food in winter, and so is the ptarmigan.
Eggs of sea-birds are collected and eider-down.Advertisement
Arctic foxes feed largely on sea-birds and lemmings, laying up hidden stores of the last-named rodents for winter use.
The more common sea-birds are the Sula variegate or guano-bird, a large gull called the Larus modestus, the Pelecanus thayus, and the Sterna Ynca, a beautiful tern with curved white feathers on each side of the head.
The Little Orme has caverns and abounds in sea birds and rare plants.
There is also a small export by the natives of the flesh of young albatrosses and other sea-birds, boiled down and cured, for the Maoris of New Zealand, by whom it is reckoned a delicacy.
The sea-birds include a great variety of gulls, guillemots, cormorants, albatrosses (four species), fulmars and petrels, and in the Gulf of St Lawrence the gannet is very abundant.Advertisement
Nearly all the sea-birds of Great Britain are found in Canadian waters or are represented by closely allied species.
The cliffs of Copinshay (10) are a favourite haunt of sea-birds, which are captured by the cragsmen for their feathers and eggs.
Sea-birds breed abundantly on the cliffs.
Peruvian guano is obtained from the excreta of South American sea-birds, and fish guano from the waste of fish.
The cave is the haunt of seals and sea birds.Advertisement
The precipitous parts are frequented by large flocks of solan geese and other sea birds.
It is the largest and strongest of all sea-birds.
The catching of the numerous sea-birds which build their nests upon the face of the cliffs forms an important source of subsistence to the inhabitants.
The adjacent loch is a favourite breeding-place for the sea-birds, which resort to the coast of Elginshire in enormous numbers.
The absence of sea-birds, due to the absence of fish, probably accounts for the story that no birds could fly over it.Advertisement
He listens to the sound of sea birds He listens to the sound of dry creepers tapping on the window pane.
The islands also abound with a wide variety of sea birds including puffins.
Although no cetacean was sighted, we saw many sea-birds (even the little cute puffins) and seals.
The northern end of Texel is called Eierland, or "island of eggs," in reference to the large number of sea-birds' eggs which are found there.