Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The branch of zoology that deals with the study of birds.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The branch of zoology that deals with the scientific study of birds.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. That branch of zoölogy which treats of the natural history of birds and their classification.
  • n. A treatise or book on this science.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. That branch of zoölogy which relates to birds; the scientific study or knowledge of birds.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the branch of zoology that studies birds

Etymologies

From modern Latin ornithologia, coined by Ulisse Aldrovandi from Ancient Greek ὀρνιθολόγος (ornithologos), from ὄρνις (ornis) and λόγος (logos). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Felix's English is limited, but he has a degree in ornithology, and his knowledge of birds is extensive.

    Catemaco and Los Tuxtlas, Veracruz: Almost Paradise

  • Lord Walter Rothschild came from a family of rich bankers but his consuming interest was in ornithology and extinct birds in particular.

    First Day Cover: The Dodo

  • Posted on Monday, September 3rd, 2007 at 9: 29 pm in ornithology, science by Bibi, the dodo.

    Birds arrived comparatively late

  • Posted on Sunday, September 2nd, 2007 at 3: 58 pm in ornithology, science by Bibi, the dodo.

    Description of the Dodo

  • Nearly all of the species known in English ornithology are found in the vicinity of Palestine.

    Smith's Bible Dictionary

  • BTW, Peter Bertau – Arbeiten über Lorenz Oken looks a great site for those that have any interest in ornithology.

    Dronte by Lorenz Oken

  • Mr. Chairman of Metropolitan Toronto, Reverend Sir, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen: April 7th, 1977 will usher into our fair city a new era in ornithology.

    Toronto—Major League Baseball for a Major League City

  • Roosevelt was last in England Sir Edward Grey took him for a long walk in the New Forest to instruct him in English ornithology.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, June 10, 1914

  • More than 180 years after Audubon created the life-size illustrations that now link his name with ornithology, their vibrant watercolors and fine details are still remarkable.

    The Seattle Times

  • One of the past-times that are linked to science is bird watching which is sometimes a stepping stone to the study of birds known as ornithology Anybody can start this past-time anytime as he/she likes So long as there are birds near your home, you can observe them on how they manage to survive despite the quick urbanization of areas

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