- the branch of zoology that deals with birds.
Origin of ornithology
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Examples from the Web for ornithological
David Sibley became my ornithological guru, and I did follow him into the field.Book Bag: Terry Tempest Williams’s Birding Bibles
Terry Tempest Williams
March 27, 2013
The ornithological world is peopled by two classes of human beings.
I have never seen any mention of this in an ornithological treatise.
Thus, quite unconsciously, was an ornithological fact elucidated.Unexplored Spain
I do not know how I came to see them, for I was not in an ornithological frame of mind.Riverby
In ornithological works it is described under the former of these names.British Birds in their Haunts
Rev. C. A. Johns
- the study of birds, including their physiology, classification, ecology, and behaviour
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Word Origin and History for ornithological
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- The scientific study of birds.
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