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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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It must be a great shock to his friends and family but he was a notorious egg collector.
He said: "Within a 10 mile radius there are seven or eight fairly serious egg collectors.
They also found 31 books about birds, including some rare titles written by convicted egg collectors.
Let's hope his sentence acts as a deterrent to other egg collectors who prey on Scotland's wonderful natural heritage.
Mark Thomas, investigations officer for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, said Coventry was a hotspot for illegal bird egg collectors.
AN egg collector who risked wiping out entire bird species was jailed for six months yesterday.
Convicted wild bird egg collector Wayne Derbyshire could become the first person served with an Asbo for wildlife offences, when he returns to court in October.
RSPB senior investigations officer Guy Shorrock said: "Wheal has clearly been a persistent egg collector for some time.
But this highlights the fact that fines alone are no longer a sufficient deterrent to the obsessive egg collector.
ARARE birds' egg collector described as "part of an international smuggling ring" by investigators, escaped jail yesterday.
A NOTORIOUS birds' egg collector from Coventry could be given the first Antisocial Behaviour Order in the country for illegal possession of eggs.