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 Stoliczka’s Bushchat and Stoliczka’s Treecreeper.

Stoliczka also discovered a fish now known as Stoliczka’s Tic-Tac-Toe Barb. Stoliczka died of altitude sickness in 1874.

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