Who was William Vincent Legge?

Born September 2nd, 1841, in Cullenswood, Tasmania, William Vincent Legge was an Australian ornithologist who founded the Australasian Ornithologists Union. He wrote History of the Birds of Ceylon in 1880, which is considered a valuable source of reference on Sri Lankan ornithology. The Legge’s Flowerpecker (Dicaeum vincens) was described by one of William Vincent Legge’s specimens and named after him.
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