an acute, usually fatal viral disease of chickens and other domestic and wild birds except pigeons, characterized by sudden onset of symptoms including fever, swollen head and neck, bluish-black comb and wattle, and difficult respiration.
bird band. a band put on a bird’s leg to identify it for observations about its range, behavior, longevity, migration patterns, etc.
any seed or mixture of seeds used for feeding birds. the seed of a grass, Phalaris canariensis, used as food for birds. Historical Examples Our Domestic Birds John H. Robinson Home Occupations for Boys and Girls Bertha Johnston noun a mixture of various kinds of seeds for feeding cagebirds Also called canary seed n. A […]
small-sized shot used for shooting birds. Historical Examples The Rogue Elephant Elliott Whitney Plain Mary Smith Henry Wallace Phillips Blow The Man Down Holman Day The Shades of the Wilderness Joseph A. Altsheler Whirligigs O. Henry The Faith of Men Jack London Riddle of the Storm Roy J. Snell Captured by the Navajos Charles A. […]
bird shot retinochoroiditis