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William Swainson
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Born in Hoylake, Cheshire
Born on 8th of October 1789
Died on 6th of December 1855

Born 1789. Died 1855 - English naturalist and bird illustrator.

Had army post in Malta and Sicily (1807-15) where he collected many zoological specimens. Travelled in Brazil (1817-18). Using new technique of lithography he produced Zoological Illustration (1820-23), Naturalist’s Guide (1822) and Exotic Conchology (1822). Emigrated to New Zealand in 1840. Swainson’s Thrush is named after him.

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