Born in Switzerland on June 11, 1829, Alfred Newton was a key player in Parliment’s first acts to protect birds. His most important work was A Dictionary of Birds (four volumes) he finished in 1896 which grew from his articles on birds published in the Encyclopaedia Britannica. He studied birds in Iceland, the West Indies,
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Who Was Ferdinand Stoliczka?
Born on June 7, 1838, Ferdinand Stoliczka was influenced by Allan Octavian Hume and thus studied birds in the Himalayas of India. He was famous for the idea of adding new species based on plumage differences. However, many of the “new” species had already been discovered. Some birds that are credited with Ferdinand’s name are
Who Was Allan Octavian Hume?
On June 6th, 1829, Allan Octavian Hume was born. He would later become known as the Father of Indian Ornithology. He traveled India to document the birdlife and in doing so amassed a large collection of specimens of birds. This collection of 82,000 birds from 258 species ended (mostly) up in The British Museum. Hume
Who Was Dean Amadon?
Dean Amadon was born on June 5th, 95 years ago this day. He passed away in 2003 but was an authority on raptors, writing Eagles, Hawks and Falcons of the World. Amadon was also president of the American Ornithologists’ Union from 1964 to 1966 and was a member of the Union for 72 years. While