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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"
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.
He named his dashing spy after an unassuming U.S. ornithologist who wrote "Birds of the West Indies."
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.
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.
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.
As our group moved on down the street, Dr Dave Mehlman, ornithologist, asked me, “Did you get a picture?”
"It's a break from the one-institution, or handful-of-institution, approach," said Cornell University ornithologist Andrew Farnsworth.
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.
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.