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Mr Stuart Irwin's (Yellow-bellied) Waxbill

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Old Friday 16th March 2018, 16:01   #1
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Mr Stuart Irwin's (Yellow-bellied) Waxbill

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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.

Commemorated in:
● 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.



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Old Friday 16th March 2018, 21:33   #2
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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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More on him here (with picture). R.I.P.

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