non·​mi·​gra·​to·​ry | \ ˌnän-ˈmī-grə-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce nonmigratory (audio) \

Definition of nonmigratory

: not relating to, engaging in, or characterized by migration : not migratory nonmigratory birds Remote ocean islands—where many nonmigratory species live permanently and others nest—are being transformed by agriculture …— Michael Harwood

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Recent Examples on the Web So, there's a chance that the commercial populations were simply originally source from a nonmigratory population. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Declining monarch-butterfly populations may be hard to restore," 25 June 2019 The measure has been taken in the past to keep nonmigratory goose populations in check. Evan Frank, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Lac La Belle will have a goose roundup again this year," 21 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of nonmigratory

circa 1856, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonmigratory.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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