The Birds of Devon (Book)


D’Urban’s intimate knowledge of Devon’s birds and complex geography culminated in this book with fellow ornithologist Murray Mathew. They traced and verified the earliest records for every species present. D’Urban had an invaluable understanding of Devon’s migrant birds from his time overseas.

D’Urban was RAMM’s first curator and a distinguished naturalist, writer and collector. Although D’Urban did not own enslaved people, several of his relatives did. Profits from sugar plantations and slave compensation payments helped him establish a privileged place in local society.

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