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oology

the study of the eggs of birds.
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He held two college degrees (from Penn State), was a world-class oologist (collector of birds' eggs), called his players "dear boys," and was a sensitive observer of the human condition.
On 28 June 1890, the 2nd BC breeding record was documented at "Rock Island, Queen Charlotte Sound," which consisted of an egg (CMN #556) collected from a rock crevice "for W Raine", a well-known oologist from Toronto, Ontario, who bought and sold large quantifies of eggs.
He said there were between 200 and 300 active wild bird egg collectors - known as "oologists" - in the country, and a substantial "clutch" were in Coventry.