Part of speech: noun

The scientific study of birds.

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Usage examples "ornithology":

  1. Sometimes, however, in ornithology as in the world, a name does cover more than its letters, and we are duped into making some interesting discoveries as well as learning some of the important lessons in life. - "A-Birding on a Bronco", Florence A. Merriam.
  2. For more than forty years he studied the ornithology of his district without exhausting the subject. - "A Year in the Fields", John Burroughs.
  3. June, of all the months, the student of ornithology can least afford to lose. - "Wake-Robin", John Burroughs.