Lydekker Huia

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Sacred Kings-fisher.
Hand-coloured engraving. Pl. LXI.



John Latham's, A General History of Birds,



John Latham

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Dr. John Latham was the pre-eminent ornithologist of his day. Known as the father of Australian and New Zealand ornithology, he was the first to describe, and to name scientifically, a large number of New Zealand birds. Both the specimens and the drawings collected by the Forsters in the New Zealand region during Cook's second voyage, together with those specimens collected during Cook's first voyage were used by Latham when writing his General Synopsis of Birds (1781-1785). The Synopsis was limited to 500 copies.

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