Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Inspection or observation of birds with reference to divination; ornithomancy; augury.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun rare Observation of birds and their habits.

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  • noun birdwatching

Etymologies

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ornitho- + -scopy

Examples

  • Hence the following interpretation is intended as a mere general outline from which an idea may be gained of the intricacies and sometimes apparent contradictions involved in Manóbo ornithoscopy.

    The Manóbos of Mindanáo Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences, Volume XXIII, First Memoir

  • Meantime, speaking of ornithoscopy in relation to Jews, we remember another story in that subdivision of the subject which it may be worth while repeating; not merely on its own account, as wearing a fine oriental air, but also for the correction which it suggests to a very common error.

    Narrative and Miscellaneous Papers

  • Meantime, speaking of ornithoscopy in relation to Jews, we remember another story in that subdivision of the subject which it may be worth while repeating; not merely on its own account, as wearing a fine oriental air, but also for the correction which it suggests to a very common error.

    Narrative and Miscellaneous Papers — Volume 2

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