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bird band

a band put on a bird's leg to identify it for observations about its range, behavior, longevity, migration patterns, etc.
Also called, British, bird ring.
Origin of bird band
1935-40, Americanism
Related forms
bird bander, noun
bird banding, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Through bird band returns, much valuable information is gained about bird populations and migration patterns.
  • Each band has a unique number inscribed on it along with the text identifying it as a federal migratory bird band.

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