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Fantail, Rhipidura MacGillivrayi
Hand coloured lithograph.



Proceedings of the Zoological Society, Aves, Plate LXVII., 1881.



J.G. Keulemans

Addional Notes:


Zoological Society of London, founded in 1826. Many of the illustrations were contributed by well known artists and lithographers, showing newly discovered species.

MacGILLIVRAY, JOHN (1821-1867), naturalist, was born on 18 December 1821 at Aberdeen, Scotland, the eldest of twelve children of William MacGillivray (1796-1852), a famous British ornithologist and sometime Regius professor of natural history, Marischal College, Aberdeen. He studied medicine in Edinburgh but before his course was completed he was appointed by the thirteenth earl of Derby, a well-known patron of zoology, as naturalist under J. Beete Jukes in H.M.S. Fly commanded by Captain F. P. Blackwood. MacGillivray left England in the Fly in April 1842 and from then on spent the greater part of his life in Australia and the islands of the south-west Pacific. At Sydney in 1848 he married Williamina Paton Gray, a Scottish girl by whom he had a son and two daughters.


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