Dominic Serventy

Dominic Serventy

Dr Dominic Louis Serventy (28 March 1904 - 8 August 1988) was an eminent Perth based Australian ornithologist. He was born at Brown Hill, Western Australia. He was educated at the University of Western Australia and Cambridge University to parents of Croatian origin. He was president of the Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union (RAOU) 1947-1949. He assisted with the initial organisation of the British Museum's series of Harold Hall Australian ornithological collecting expeditions during the 1960s, also participating in the third (1965) expedition.

He was co-author (with H. M. Whittell) of Birds of Western Australia, (published in five editions between 1948 and 1976), and (with John Warham and his brother Vincent Serventy, a popular naturalist) of The Handbook of Australian Sea-birds (1971). He is commemorated by the RAOU's D.L. Serventy Medal which is awarded annually for outstanding published work on birds in the Australasian region.[1]

Honours

Notes

  1. ^ D.L. Serventy - detailed obituary - in 'The Emu', Sept. 1989, p. 183-184, and the Ibis (London, England), Vol. 131, No. 3, (July 1989), p. 448-450; the Western_Australian_Naturalist, 6/1/1989, p. 201-225; and Western Australian bird notes, Nov. 1988, p. 5,

References

  • Kloot, Tess. (1986). "A Regular Correspondence … On Matters Ornithological". La Trobe Journal 38: 42-47.[1] Accessed 10 September 2007
  • Robin, Libby. (2001). The Flight of the Emu: a hundred years of Australian ornithology 1901-2001. Carlton, Vic. Melbourne University Press. ISBN 0-522-84987-3



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