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Biographical entry Boles, Walter

Occupation
Ornithologist

Summary

Walter Boles has worked at the Australian Museum since 1975 and is currently Collection Manager, Ornithology.

Details

Educated Emporia State University, Kansas. Australian Museum since 1975, working as Scientific Officer, Ornithology Section and Collection Manager, Terrestrial Vertebrates and currently as Collection Manager, Ornithology. Research interests include the evolution, systematics and biogeography of Australian birds, particularly songbirds; moult, ageing and sexing characters of Australian birds; and Tertiary avifauna of Australia. Wrote The Robins & Flycatchers of Australia (1988) and The taxonomy and species of birds of Australia and its territories (1994, with Les Christidis).

Published resources

Edited Books

  • Davis, William E., Boles, Walter E., and Recher, Harry F. eds, Contributions to the history of Australasian ornithology, volume III (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Nuttall Ornithological Club, 2017), 613 pp. Details
  • Davis, William E., Boles, Walter E., and Recher, Harry F. eds, Contributions to the history of Australasian ornithology, volume IV (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Nuttall Ornithological Club, 2018), 608 pp. Details
  • Davis, William E., Recher, Harry E., Boles, Walter E. and Jackson, Jerome A. eds, Contributions to the History of Australasian Ornithology (Cambridge (Mass.) : Nuttall Ornithological Club, 2008), 481 pp. Details
  • Davis, William E., Recher, Harry F. and Boles, Walter E. eds, Contributions to the History of Australasian Ornithology, volume 2 (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Nuttall Ornithological Club, 2012), 532 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Boles, Walter E. and Recher, Harry F., 'Obituary: James Allen Keast 15 November 1922 - 8 March 2009', Emu, 109 (2009), 272-4. Details

Resources

See also

  • Robin, Libby, The Flight of the Emu: a Hundred Years of Australian Ornithology 1901-2001 (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 2001), 492 pp. Details

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