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flyway

[flahy-wey] /ˈflaɪˌweɪ/
noun
1.
a route between breeding and wintering areas taken by concentrations of migrating birds.
Origin of flyway
1890-1895
1890-95; fly1 + way1
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  • Others probably perished during migration, often after striking power lines, the biggest known killer along the flyway.
  • Resulting stratum totals were summed to get state, flyway, national or other totals as needed.
  • Band recovery data show biologists how the harvest is distributed throughout the flyway.
Word Origin and History for flyway
n.

1891, originally of bird migration paths, from fly (v.1) + way (n.).

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