Shearwater vs Muttonbirding - What's the difference?

shearwater | muttonbirding |


As nouns the difference between shearwater and muttonbirding

is that shearwater is any of various long-winged pelagic seabirds in the genera calonectris'' or ''puffinus , of the family procellariidae, that breed on islands and coastal cliffs while muttonbirding is the seasonal harvesting of petrel chicks, especially shearwater species, for food, oil and feathers.

shearwater

English

(wikipedia shearwater) (Calonectris)

Alternative forms

* sheerwater

Noun

(en noun)
  • Any of various long-winged pelagic seabirds in the genera Calonectris'' or ''Puffinus , of the family Procellariidae, that breed on islands and coastal cliffs.
  • muttonbirding

    English

    Noun

    (-) (wikipedia muttonbirding)
  • The seasonal harvesting of petrel chicks, especially shearwater species, for food, oil and feathers.