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    Treron pompadora ada Meise, 1930

    So: we have a bird that is (probably) dedicated to Ada in 1930 (sister of the adjudant to prince Bernhard) we have Prince Bernard who met princess Juliana for the first time in the 1930s (after the dedication of the bird to Ada by Meise) This means we do not have a Dutch adjudant to prince...
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    Treron pompadora ada Meise, 1930

    The problem here is, I think, that there are two Carel Coenraad Geertsema. One, known in birding cycles because of the birding hotspot Carel Coenraadpolder, never seems to have visited Nederlands-Indie (Indonesia). He lived 1843-1928. He had however a brother who was an administrator in...
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    Some small additions to HBW Key

    The death of Adriaan Provo Kluit occurred in June 1893. But it seems we do not get closer to Van der Henst
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    Some small additions to HBW Key

    In VertNet we can see A. Provo Kluit indeed collected specimens in California in July-December 1870. No sign of Van der Henst or Drechsler in California though (in fact not at all in VertNet). One of Provo Kluit's Californian specimens is dealt with in Auk 47(3), p417: the apparently first North...
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    Some small additions to HBW Key

    If this is the same Adrian Provo Kluit (and his name must be rare) than he stayed in California for considerable longer than 5 years and had something coming (and he may have wished he hadn't stayed that long). Note that he is named a collector on this website (albeit for Barnard & Co which...
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    Ptilinopus mercierii

    Most arrivals and departures to and from Hawaii in 19th century are available as scans here: https://digitalarchives.hawaii.gov/browse/parent/ark:70111/0jCq. Maybe his arrival can be tracked down as well?
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    Loxops wolstenholmei Rothschild, 1893

    In the archives of passenger lists from Hawaii, reference file MFL73-16, it can be seen on page 270 (out of 1141) that EB Wolstenholme indeed left Honolulu for Auckland on 25 August 1893 on the ship Monowar (that had as its final destination Sydney).
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    Washington State 25th June to 4th July

    See TABLE OF CONTENTS for a lot of options. This is the Where to find birds in Washington state online.
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    Myadestes lanaiensis rutha

    The key correctly names Ruth May Goss as the dedicatee in the scientific name of the sadly extinct Olomao from Molokai. She was the wife of the describer William Alanson Bryan. Details of her birth date are lacking. According to here, she was born in May 1874 and died on 5 February 1904. Perhaps...
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    Acrocephalus familiaris kingi

    I just sent you a private message (I hope).
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    Acrocephalus familiaris kingi

    While researching some scientific names of Hawaiian bird species, I came across the Nihoa Millerbird (Acrocephalus familiaris kingi). The key notes that it is dedicated to Capt. James King (1750-1784), explorer in the Pacific with Capt. Cook 1776-1779 (The Key to Scientific Names - Birds of the...
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    Binoculars confiscated by Egyptian authorities at airport

    Good question! I think all brands that we use in birding will be considered professional (roof prism binoculars) whereas porro prism binoculars may be acceptable. But I did not ask why mine were considered such (as I considered it a compliment, trying to get something positive out of the...
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    Binoculars confiscated by Egyptian authorities at airport

    I had a similar experience when entering Tunisia a month ago. My binoculars were 'professional' ones and got confiscated. They were returned when I left the country a week later. This happened at Enfidha Hammamet Airport, the airport near Sousse. The countries in North Africa may have similar...
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    Some small additions to HBW Key

    When checking the newspapers on Gideon van der Henst who is eleve at the Leiden museum (as in here), he is associated with both G A Drechsler and Provo Kluit. On the List of Noord-Holland Landverhuizers 1870, as quoted by Bjorn, not only Van der Henst (albeit H J) and A Provo Kluit are on board...
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    Gustave Schlegel (1840-1903)

    Gustav is the German way of writing his name, Gustaaf the Dutch way.
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    Algonda's (or Comoros) Red-headed Fody a k a simply Comoros Fody

    As Laurent also says, his link refers to Pierre Jaunne Henri Pollen as the husband of Allegonda Petronella van Renesse. Here, the death is announced of the widow of P J H Pollen on 25 February 1905. In other newspapers she is announced as A P Pollen-van Renesse (e.g. here on 28 February 1905) in...
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    The Eponym Dictionary of Birds

    Typo. In the Netherlands, we do not use accents like this.
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    The Eponym Dictionary of Birds

    In this PhD-thesis, the brief history of the Buddingh-family is described from page 103: Een Duitse familie in Nederland (1804-1913). Nothing indicates that this family 'was into natural history'. Rather, her father was a pastor and died rather young (and never met Schlegel). According to this...
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    The Eponym Dictionary of Birds

    According to this website, the year of marriage was 1837. Note that Buddingh is first misspelled without h, later on it is correctly spelled with final h. https://www.begraafplaatsgroenesteeg.nl/N_B_personen/Artikel Hermann Schlegel.pdf
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    Macgregoria pulchra carolinae Junge, 1939 & Pitohui kirhocephalus carolinae Junge, 1952

    Hi Paul, I tried hard to find what dilectual means but I failed. Without knowing I can however say that her first given name is Caroline (not Carolina as is now in the key) and her second given name is Lydia (sometimes written as Lijdia). In the official documents she is always Caroline. I hope...
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    Macgregoria pulchra carolinae Junge, 1939 & Pitohui kirhocephalus carolinae Junge, 1952

    De -offel version is correct: it is the way the Dutch would write Christoffel. In the Netherlands, almost no word ends in double l (ll). That is more of a English writing style.
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    Macgregoria pulchra carolinae Junge, 1939 & Pitohui kirhocephalus carolinae Junge, 1952

    According to here , the exact date of birth is 9 April 1904. She was born in Amsterdam. She married Junge on 19 October 1935. She died on 5 April 1987: see here.
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    Zosterops dehaani van Bemmel, 1939

    This G de Haan refers to Gerrit de Haan who indeed worked on cetaceans on for instance Texel. Several of his finds are detailed on www.walvisstrandingen.nl (beached whales and dolphins in the Netherlands). He is not our man. De Haan is, unfortunately, quite a common family name in the Netherlands.
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    Akialoa ellisiana (Gray, GR, 1860) & Prosobonia ellisi Sharpe, 1906

    More info on William Wade Ellis can be found here: William Wade Ellis (1751-1785). Evidence is apparently lacking that W. Wade is related to W. Webb.
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