Petrels vs Shearwater - What's the difference?

petrels | shearwater |


As nouns the difference between petrels and shearwater

is that petrels is while 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.

petrels

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Noun

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    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.