Definition of migratory in English:


Line breaks: mi¦gra|tory
Pronunciation: /ˈmʌɪgrət(ə)ri
, mʌɪˈgreɪt(ə)ri


  • 1Denoting an animal that migrates: migratory birds
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    • It is also home to thousands of migratory birds, caribou, and other creatures.
    • We stress the importance of considering forest edge and early-successional habitats in conservation plans for migratory landbirds to provide stopover habitats for species that utilize those habitats.
    • Agriculture professionals applaud the bats, which feed on migratory corn earworm moths (also known as cotton bollworms), America's number-one agricultural pest.
  • 1.1Relating to animal migration: the migratory route for whale sharks
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    • It is a good place for surfing and, as well as being a prime patch for dolphin spotting, it is on the migratory route of the humpback whale.
    • In the migratory season, waterfowl of different varieties, thousands of sandpipers and shanks and varieties of ducks flock to this feeding ground.
    • Seven bat species have been recorded in Nova Scotia, but little information is available on their relative abundance, ecology, and migratory patterns.

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