- the branch of zoology that deals with birds.
Origin of ornithology
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Examples from the Web for ornithologist
The man is not so much prized, we may believe, as the ornithologist.
To this list we must now add the name of the ornithologist Le Vaillant.Celebrated Travels and Travellers
Then Will, the ornithologist of his party, began to hear songs which were familiar to him.The Inca Emerald
This family presents the ornithologist with yet another problem in colouration.Birds of the Plains
Such is the voice of the bird yclept “canorus” by the ornithologist.Jungle Folk
- the study of birds, including their physiology, classification, ecology, and behaviour
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Word Origin and History for ornithologist
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- The scientific study of birds.
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