Sunday, May 6, 2018

The forgotten founder of ornithology

Francis Willughby was a wide-ranging virtuoso in a virtuosic age. Remembered for a pioneering study of bird classification, the seventeenth-century natural historian pursued interests in entomology, botany, linguistics, games and chance, and the reform of biological classification. That he is not better known may be put down to his death at 36. In The Wonderful Mr Willughby: The First True Ornithologist, ornithologist Tim Birkhead brings his creative energies and contributions to life.
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