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oology

the study of the eggs of birds.
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A professional oologist named Kelly Truesdale gained a reputation taking trips along the sandstone cliffs of San Luis Obispo, lowering himself down by a rope tied to the horn on his mule's saddle, in pursuit of prairie falcon eggs.
But his friends just call him ``The Egg Man'' or, as he prefers to be known, the last of the great oologists.
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.