American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The branch of zoology that deals with the study of birds.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That branch of zoölogy which relates to birds; the scientific study or knowledge of birds. Ornithology is commonly said to date from the time of Aristotle. It received a great impetus about the middle of the sixteenth century from the writings of Gesner, Belon, and Aldrovandi. The foundation of modern scientific ornithology was laid toward the end of the seventeenth century by Willughby and Ray. Tenable technical names in modern ornithology date from the tenth edition of the “Systema Naturæ;” of Linnæus, 1758. Field ornithology is the study of living birds, as distinguished from
closet ornithology, or the technical study of the dead bodies of birds for purposes of classification and nomenclature. Abbreviated ornithology
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. That branch of zoölogy which treats of the natural history of birds and their classification.
- n. A treatise or book on this science.
- n. the branch of zoology that studies birds
- From modern Latin ornithologia, coined by Ulisse Aldrovandi from Ancient Greek ὀρνιθολόγος (ornithologos), from ὄρνις (ornis) and λόγος (logos). (Wiktionary)
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“Lord Walter Rothschild came from a family of rich bankers but his consuming interest was in ornithology and extinct birds in particular.”
“Posted on Monday, September 3rd, 2007 at 9: 29 pm in ornithology, science by Bibi, the dodo.”
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“Nearly all of the species known in English ornithology are found in the vicinity of Palestine.”
“BTW, Peter Bertau – Arbeiten über Lorenz Oken looks a great site for those that have any interest in ornithology.”
“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.”
“Roosevelt was last in England Sir Edward Grey took him for a long walk in the New Forest to instruct him in English ornithology.”
“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.”
“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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