Origin of ornithologyModern Latin ornithologia: see ornitho- and -logy
Ornithology is the study of birds.
An example of ornithology is the field of zoology that studies migration patterns of birds.
- or′ni·tho·log′ic or′ni·tho·log′i·cal
From modern Latin ornithologia, coined by Ulisse Aldrovandi from Ancient Greek á½€ÏÎ½Î¹Î¸Î¿Î»ÏŒÎ³Î¿Ï‚ (ornithologos), from á½„ÏÎ½Î¹Ï‚ (ornis) and Î»ÏŒÎ³Î¿Ï‚ (logos).
- Notwithstanding this, to Gloger seems to belong the credit of being the first author to avail himself in a book intended for practical ornithologists of the new light that had already been shed on Systematic Ornithology; and accordingly we have the second order of his arrangement, the A y es Passerinae, divided into two suborders: singing passerines (melodusae), and passerines without an apparatus of song-muscles (anomalae) - the latter including what some later writers called Picariae.
- The ornithology of New South Wales and Queensland is more varied and interesting than that of the other provinces.
- History of Ornithology to End of 28th Century.
- 4 Taking his labours as a whole, there cannot be a doubt that he enormously enlarged the purview of naturalists, and, even if limited to birds, that, on the completion of his work upon them in 1783, ornithology stood in a very different position from that which it had before occupied.
- A considerable number of valuable papers on the ornithology of the country by Sir W.