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Old Friday 24th July 2020, 16:11   #1
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Gary Russell Graves

Grallaria gravesi is the first bird taxon dedicated to Gary R. Graves, known for his descriptions of several neotropical bird species (e.g. Heliangelus zusii). Would be to great to know his birth date and birth place.
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Old Friday 24th July 2020, 16:36   #2
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Mabe more in his Ph.D. thesis ELEVATIONAL CORRELATES OF INTRASPECIFIC VARIATION IN PLUMAGE IN ANDEAN FOREST BIRDS. ?
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From my Key MS (where gravesi is not new)
gravesi Dr Gary Russell Graves (fl. 2010) US ornithologist (subsp. Cinnycerthia fulva, Grallaria).
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From my Key MS (where gravesi is not new)
gravesi Dr Gary Russell Graves (fl. 2010) US ornithologist (subsp. Cinnycerthia fulva, Grallaria).
Thanks for the hint. I have forgotten that there was already a subspecies named after Graves. Unfortunately I don't have access to Graves's Ph.D. thesis.

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Old Saturday 25th July 2020, 09:06   #5
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Would be to great to know his birth date and birth place.
Melanie, as earlier stated, be careful with the dates of any person still alive. Birth years might be all ok, but exact dates is a bit worse. Simply in respect of Personal integrity.

If not easily found I´d be a bit reluctant to post such information (without approval from the person involved).

It's a fraudulent World "out there", with risks of ID theft and all ...

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True but on the other hand you can find this kind of information in books like Who's who in science etc..
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Old Saturday 25th July 2020, 11:02   #7
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Sure, it's simply a question of/if the person involved was/is to bee considered as (what's called) "of Public interest", which, of course, is a matter of opinion. Never-the-less the rules/laws regarding Personal integrity has been tightened considerably during the last couple of years (and most certainly so in the EU).

Either way; just be careful.

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https://wp.ascabird.org/wp-content/u...10i3_Mar76.pdf here we can find that he received his BA in 1976 and was appointed to LSU (where he got his MS 1980 with Patterns of speciation in the carbonated flower-piercer (Diglossa carbonaria) complex of the Andes).

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Old Sunday 26th July 2020, 10:34   #9
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Gary R. Graves ... "examining the type specimen of the Swainson’s Warbler on July 28, 2014" (here).

In the US he's a well-known Ornithologist (of good and international repute), with several (many) publications written.

It looks like he's still working, still writing, still watching birds (see here, here, ... or elsewhere).

He himself, his work, and many Papers, aren't nearly as hard to find as his Birth year (maybe for a reason?)

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Sorry, I couldn't help it, I had to Google him!

https://naturalhistory.si.edu/staff/gary-graves
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https://wp.ascabird.org/wp-content/u...10i3_Mar76.pdf here we can find that he received his BA in 1976 and was appointed to LSU (where he got his MS 1980 with Patterns of speciation in the carbonated flower-piercer (Diglossa carbonaria) complex of the Andes).
Thanks for the hint. So we can assume that he might have been born in the 1950s.
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