One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The practice of catching birds, marking them with an identifying band around the leg, and then releasing them.British term bird ringing
- ‘In a deviation from matters of classification, Walters adds a bit of commentary on the history of bird banding and lack of knowledge of the causes of migration.’
- ‘This early experiment in American bird banding paid off: Audubon was delighted to see the birds he had marked return the next year.’
- ‘Now, researchers use bird banding to track a range of avian activities.’
- ‘The Biological Survey chose Frederick C. Lincoln to manage its bird banding program in 1920.’
- ‘This fall's bird banding will take place from October 6th through the 18th.’
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