bird band


a band put on a bird's leg to identify it for observations about its range, behavior, longevity, migration patterns, etc.

Origin of bird band

An Americanism dating back to 1935–40
Also called, British, bird ring.

Related forms

bird bander, nounbird banding, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019