a band put on a bird's leg to identify it for observations about its range, behavior, longevity, migration patterns, etc.
Which Came First: Turkey The Bird, Or Turkey The Nation?The republic of Turkey (look north of Egypt, east of Greece) isn't exactly a breeding ground for the bird that Americans associate with Thanksgiving. In fact, the turkey is native to North America ... so, why do they share the same name?
Origin of bird band
An Americanism dating back to 1935–40
Also called, British, bird ring.
Related formsbird bander, nounbird banding, noun
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