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Title:The patron saint of bird watchers visits the Victoria Falls: Edmund Selous in Africa 1882-1884
Author:Challiss, Bob
Year:2007
Periodical:Heritage of Zimbabwe (ISSN 0556-9605)
Issue:26
Pages:42-53
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic term:Zimbabwe
Subjects:birds
wild animals
travel
1880-1889
Biography, Obituaries
Selous, Edmund
Bird watching
Bird watchers
About person:Edmund Selous (1857-1934)ISNI
Abstract:This paper, based on a talk given in 2006, first presents a brief biography of Edmund Selous (1857-1934), one of the most important pioneers of British bird watching. During the early 1880s, he visited southern Africa, including South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe, often in the company of his brother Frederick. The two brothers had a very different attitude to wildlife. While Frederick had a passion for hunting, Edmund had a profound respect for animals and a growing interest in watching birds instead of shooting them. The remaining part of the paper is devoted to the brothers' travels between 1882 and 1884 through southern Africa. Ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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