Whose Bird?

Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds

Publicat per Christopher Helm

Was Bonaparte's Gull named after Napoleon? Was Pallas' Warbler discovered by the same individual who discovered Pallas' Sandgrouse, and if so did he discover the two birds at the same time on the same journey? Whose Bird? answers these questions and many more by presenting a potted biography of every individual whose name is commemorated in a species of bird.
2,235 birds and 1,124 individuals are covered. This is a wonderful and engaging reference, illustrated throughout with portraits of the individuals concerned.