- n. a person who studies or specializes in oology
- oology + -ist (Wiktionary)
“For the oologist, the rarer the bird, the more desirable was its clutch of eggs.”
“Besides, the thought of Miss Francis for the work had been sheer sentimentality, the sort of false reasoning which would make of every mother an obstetrician or every hen an oologist.”
“This composition hardens like pucca masonry in a very short time, and secures the nest from all marauders except the oologist.”
“The variations, however, in shape, size, colour, extent, and intensity of markings are very great; and yet, in the huge series before me, there is not one that an oologist would not at once unhesitatingly set down as a Shrike's.”
“Captain Cock has the honour of being the first to take, and, I believe, up to date the _only_ oologist who has ever taken, the nest and eggs of Pallas's Willow-Warbler.”
“But Tickell, though he warns us at the commencement of his paper (Journal As.Soc. 1848, p. 297) of the "attempts at duplicity of which the wary oologist must take good heed," gives the egg of the Sarus as plain white, and says he has seen upwards of a dozen like this, those of the Roller as full deep Antwerp blue, those of _Cypselus palmarum_ as white with large spots of deep claret-brown, and so on, and it is quite clear that his supposed eggs and nest of”
“One oologist (bird-egg specialist) admitted taking 125 sets after halting, and discarding, his guide’s collection made by filling pails indiscriminately with eggs, without reference to sets.”
“I suppose the birds never expected that such a wild swampy spot as they had selected would be invaded by any oologist. ”
“The common sandpipers 'eggs assimilate so closely with the tints around them as to make their discovery a matter of no small difficulty, as every oologist can testify who has searched for them.”
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