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Biographical entry Warham, John

Yorkshire, England
Natural history photographer and Ornithologist


John Warham undertook ornithological research in England, various parts of Australia and New Zealand. He had a particular interest in seabirds.


Born Yorkshire. Arrived Australia 1953. Wrote about and photographed the birds of south-western Australia, then the Kimberley; warden (with his wife Pat), Cat Island gannetry, Bass Strait; studies of sea-birds and bower birds in north Queensland; more island work; doctorate, University of Durham; University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, retiring in 1987 as Reader in Zoology. Led several university expeditions to New Zealand's sub-Antarctic islands. Wrote The Handbook of Australian Seabirds (1971, with Dom and Vincent Serventy, q.q.v.), with most of the photography by him, and The Petrels - their Ecology and Breeding Systems (1990). D.L. Serventy Medal, RAOU 1992.

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See also

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

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