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Biographical entry Hollands, David

Photographer, Ornithologist and Physician


David Hollands is a country doctor who has had a lifelong passion for birds and bird photography. For his book Kingfishers & Kookaburras he spent over eight years tracking down and photographing every kingfisher species in Australia.


Born and educated in England. Arrived Australia 1961. General practitioner, Orbost, Victoria. Associate of the Royal Photographic Society; his photographs have appeared in numerous articles and books. Wrote Eagles, Hawks and Falcons (1984), Birds of the Night (1991) and Kingfishers & Kookaburras (1999). His wife Margaret, is also an enthusiastic field ornithologist.

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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

Rosanne Walker