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Division of Birds

Alexander Wetmore
Alexander Wetmore, 1900
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Richard C. Banks (1931- )

Chief, later Director of the bird section of Bird and Mammal Labs, Fish and Wildlife Service in NMNH (1966). Curator of Birds, Biological Survey, NMNH (1966-2005). Extensively contributed in systematics, distribution, and geographic variation of North American birds. Active in professional societies. Founded Ornithological Council. Chaired AOU committee on Classification and Nomenclature (1995-2007).

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