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|Friday 16th March 2018, 15:01||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Mr Stuart Irwin's (Yellow-bellied) Waxbill
Additional (sad) info ...
Michael Patrick Stuart Irwin ... "died on 13 September, 2017 in hospital in England, aged 92 ".
Death Notice in The Babbler, No. 138 (2017), newsletter of BirdLife Zimbabwe; here.
● the subspecies (Estrilda) Coccopygia quartinia stuartirwini CLANCEY 1969 as "Estrilda quartinia stuartirwini" (according to Avibase, OD unseen by me)
A bit more info on Wiki here.
Last edited by Calalp : Friday 16th March 2018 at 15:09. Reason: Italics
|Friday 16th March 2018, 20:33||#2|
Join Date: Jun 2003
Sad news and what a great man. He once asked me if I was going to present him with a prepared skin or a mounted specimen when I sent him a record of a booted eagle. I suspect he was only half joking? His line was there is no such thing as a rare bird, only rare habitats.
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