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  • n. A person who studies or practices ornithology

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One skilled in ornithology; a student of ornithology; one who describes birds.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who is versed in ornithology or makes a special study of birds.

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

  • n. a zoologist who studies birds


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  • Venetian is no respecter of species; and when an Italian "ornithologist"

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  • Nor would I claim to be an "ornithologist", a title which implies scientific knowledge, a capacity for protracted study, an understanding of graphs, figures and statistics, and possibly a doctorate.

    The Guardian World News

  • He named his dashing spy after an unassuming U.S. ornithologist who wrote "Birds of the West Indies."

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  • Always a passionate ornithologist, Messiaen would ask Pasquier, his commanding officer, to assign him the early watch so that he could observe the awakening of the birds.

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  • He's been so thoroughly domesticated by his loving owner, Linda Leslie Mann that he studies aerodynamics in his cage, yet continues to walk around their cozy home in Minnesota until a Brazilian ornithologist named Tulio comes out of nowhere and proposes mating him with the street-smart, high-flying Jewel in Rio to save the macaw species.

    Animated 'Rio': A Witty Carnival of Brazil Nuts

  • An ornithologist, he lived 'til he was 97, and so I got to see the way he would collect and classify and write systematically about his bird collection.

    Windows on Latin America: Colonial to Contemporary

  • As our group moved on down the street, Dr Dave Mehlman, ornithologist, asked me, “Did you get a picture?”

    mjh's blog — 2009 — December

  • "It's a break from the one-institution, or handful-of-institution, approach," said Cornell University ornithologist Andrew Farnsworth.

    Boing Boing

  • Others have suggested more intriguing causes, such as the British ornithologist Edmund Selous who claimed the birds were responding to telepathic signals from their mates.

    Why birds of a feather flock together

  • In the hope of following his parents into science, Wray majored in biology at Oberlin College, intending to become an ornithologist; in the end, he had to content himself with becoming a birdwatcher.

    John Wray biography


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