bird band


noun

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

Nearby words

  1. birchbark,
  2. birchbark biting,
  3. birchen,
  4. bircher,
  5. bird,
  6. bird call,
  7. bird cherry,
  8. bird colonel,
  9. bird dismount,
  10. bird dog

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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