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A general term (not a classification) for any bird that lives part of its life in or around water, especially the swimmers, divers and waders [1].


The true seabirds, are usually those that live most their lives at sea (pelagic) [1].


  1. ^ a b c Terres, John K. (1980). The Audubon Society Encyclopedia of North American Birds. Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. ISBN 0394466519. 

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