[ UK /ˌɔːnɪθˈɒləd‍ʒˌɪst/ ]
  1. a zoologist who studies birds
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How To Use ornithologist In A Sentence

  • The other two species are birds discovered by the Danish ornithologists: the rufous-winged sunbird discovered in 1981, and the Udzungwa forest partridge, a new genus discovered in 1991.
  • Ornithologists will know that the strangely-named Indian Tree Pie takes its name from a colourful Indian member of the crow family (Dendrocitta vagabunda).
  • People were pretty shell-shocked, " said Karen Rowe, a senior ornithologist with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. "It was very disturbing.
  • Some flocks were imprinted on the filmmaker/ornithologists, thereby enabling the latter to fly ultralight planes alongside the birds.
  • Ornithologists say they are increasingly concerned about the "alarming" decline of some of Britain's woodland birds species.
  • UK ornithologists are able to keep track of these aged avians because the birds are banded, or in British vernacular, ringed.
  • 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
  • Standing knee-high to a human and weighing about two pounds, kagus have long fascinated ornithologists.
  • With long hours at the museum and regular forays into the countryside, he eventually established a reputation as one of America's premier ornithologists.
  • Based predominantly on the morphology of the carpometacarpus, some ornithologists have proposed that cariamaens are closely related to the Hoatzin* Opisthocomus hoazin**, that bizarre folivorous, arboreal bird that (uniquely among birds) practices foregut fermentation. Archive 2006-11-01
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