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The branch of zoology that deals with birds.

or′ni·tho·log′ic (-thə-lŏj′ĭk), or′ni·tho·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
or′ni·tho·log′i·cal·ly adv.
or′ni·thol′o·gist n.
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a variant form of ornithological
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Long-term ornithologic studies conducted during 1979-2005 in Bulgaria, however, showed unambiguously that extensive autumn and spring migrations of common buzzards (as many as 42,100 birds) occur on the western Black Sea Via Pontica flyway (35,38).
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It is thus disappointing that ornithologic knowledge and methods have not figured prominently in many high-profile studies that have shaped scientific, public, and political perceptions of the threat posed by HPAI (H5N1).