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Catharus dryas harrisoni Phillips & Rook, 1965 & Geositta rufipennis harrisoni Marin, Kiff & Peña, 1989 (1 Viewer)

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Catharus dryas harrisoni Phillips & Rook, 1965 OD here
Remarks.-We take very great pleasure in dedicating this handsome bird to Ed N. Harrison, ornithologist and oologist, in recognition of his unfailing help, friendship, and encouragement.
Geositta rufipennis harrisoni Marin, Kiff & Peña, 1989 OD here
Etymology. Named in honour of Ed N. Harrison, whose contributions to the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology have greatly advanced the knowledge of the birds of Chile.

The Eponym Dictionary of Birds claims:
Spotted Nightingale Thrush ssp. Catharus dryas harrisoni A. R. Phillips & W Rook, 1963
Rufous-banded Miner ssp. Geositta rufipennis harrisoni Marin, Kiff & Pena, 1989
Ed N. Harrison (1914–2002) was a naturalist and ornithologist. He was President of the Cooper Ornithological Society. He established the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology (1956). The WFVZ was formed at a time when many natural history museums were unwilling to add eggs to their holdings, so a respected repository was needed. Harrison himself contributed approximately 11,000 egg sets, 2,000 nests, and 1,700 study skins to the museum. There is an Ed N. Harrison Memorial Scholarship for ornithology students established in his memory. A mammal is named after him.

The Key to Scientific Names
Ed N. Harrison (1914-2002) US naturalist, wildlife photographer, collector, a founder of Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology 1954 (syn. Catharus dryas ovandensis, subsp. Geositta rufipennis).

Here more on him:
ED N. HARRISON, born in Cody, Wyoming, on September 29, 1914
In tribute to Ed, who died on September 25th, 2002, and to his love of birds and natural history, the Western Foundation has started the Ed N. Harrison Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Finally the obituary in The Auk here gives us his middle name.

In Memoriam: Ed Newton Harrison, 1914–2002

Take it for what's worth.

P.S. The mentioned mammal Musonycteris harrisoni Schaldach and McLaughlin, 1960 OD here
 
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ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia

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