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oology

[ō′äl·ə·jē]
(vertebrate zoology)
A branch of zoology concerned with the study of eggs, especially bird eggs.
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At a national level, egg collecting is encouragingly on the decline but in Coventry and the West Midlands there is still a hardcore of egg collectors for whatever reason.
Mark Thomas, investigations officer for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, said Coventry was a hotspot for illegal bird egg collectors.
It was his first conviction since the law changed in 2001 to allow magistrates to give egg collectors prison sentences.
He is an obsessive egg collector and deserved the maximum prison sentence of six months.
OUR agricultural enterprise Eggs & Co got among the prizes at Kelso Show the other day when Wee Emily the Egg Collector picked up a fifth place rosette in the junior sheep handler class.
AN egg collector who put entire species of birds at risk was yesterday given the toughest-ever prison sentence for his crimes.
Wildlife Liaison Officer Andy McWilliam, of Merseyside Police, said: ``He is an obsessive egg collector and today's verdict should act as a warning to other people as the consequences of his actions.
That Scottish king of cockerels, our very own 'Robert the Brooster', has fallen from his perch, summoned by the Great Egg Collector in the Sky to lay down his earthly burden and join the Choir Invisible.
As a result of paper work and documentation seized at the Merseyside raid an egg collector in Coventry has received a four-month sentence and there are other investigations being carried out around the country.
Indeed, I would have ignored the BBC Lady's sniffy reminder had not Young Neil called to tell me that Jock the Cock, our rooster rampant, had attacked Wee Emily the Egg Collector and that we owed her a new pair of leggings.
Chief mourners include Colin the Candle, Young Neil, Yours Truly and Wee Emily, our egg collector.
A bid to impose Britain's first anti-social behaviour order for wildlife offences on an obsessive North-East egg collector was rejected by magistrates last night.