a band put on a bird's leg to identify it for observations about its range, behavior, longevity, migration patterns, etc.
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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?
- birchbark biting,
- bird call,
- bird cherry,
- bird colonel,
- bird dismount,
- bird dog
Origin of bird band
An Americanism dating back to 1935–40
Also called, British, bird ring.
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