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catalogue of birds eggs in british museumCatalogue of the collection of birds' eggs in the British Museum


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Eugene William Oates

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Eugene William Oates (31 December 1845 – 16 November 1911) was an English naturalist and a civil engineer who worked on road projects in Burma.

Eugene William Oates died at Edgbaston, Birmingham, on 16th November, 1911, at the age of 66. From 1867 to 1899 Mr. Oates was in the Public Works Department, India. As an ornithologist, he will be best known for his excellent volumes on the " Birds " in the well-known " Fauna of British India," edited by the late W. T. Blanford. He also wrote " A Handbook to the Birds of British Burmah," edited the second edition of Hume's " Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds," and wrote " A Manual of the Game Birds of India." Mr. Oates was also the author of the first two volumes of the " Catalogue of the Collection of Birds' Eggs in the British Museum," and was joint author with Captain Lavile G. Reid of the third and fourth volumes of that work. Mr. Oates was Fellow of the Zoological Society, and was elected a member of the B.O.U. in 1882, but retired in 1903, ...

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