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dandsblair

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A very tenuous link but when on a trip looking for a Invisible/Drummer Rail (heard only so not appropriate to add here), we saw a

8841 Christmas Frigatebird
 

Arbu

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A very tenuous link but when on a trip looking for a Invisible/Drummer Rail (heard only so not appropriate to add here), we saw a

8841 Christmas Frigatebird
Not tenuous at all. Charles Andrews, after whom the Christmas Frigatebird was given its scientific name, was very interested in island rails, noting how a lot of them had independently become flightless. Here's another rail, not quite flightless:

8842 Galapagos Rail
 
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Arbu

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Crithagra donaldsoni, named after Arthur Donaldson Smith, an American who lived from 1866-1939, spent a lot of time in Africa, and after whom a number of reptiles were also named.

George Latimer Bates was another American who lived at the same time (1863-1940), also spent a lot of time in Africa, and had a snake and a number of amphibians named after him, as well as:

8848 Bates's Sunbird
 
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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