- the branch of zoology that deals with birds.
Origin of ornithology
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Examples from the Web for ornithology
June, of all the months, the student of ornithology can least afford to lose.
And 'tis this freak of ornithology They mean who say, "A little bird told me."A Phenomenal Fauna
The song of the nightingale is the deadliest known to ornithology.Following the Equator, Complete
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
This kind of familiarity with birds has no necessary connection with ornithology.Birds in the Bush
The "Contributions" are devoted to the various departments of Ornithology.Western Himalaya and Tibet
- the study of birds, including their physiology, classification, ecology, and behaviour
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Word Origin and History for ornithology
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- The scientific study of birds.
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