Gilbert, Percy Albert (1883-1960)

Field of activity
Natural history artist; Ornithologist; Botanist
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https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1475782

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Percy Albert Gilbert was a talented naturalist who specialised in birds and both native and cultivated orchids. He wrote two highly successful books on orchids - and - and was made an honorary life member of the Orchid Society of New South Wales, The Sydney Orchid Society and the Australian Orchid Society. Gilbert's ornithological talents were equally impressive, especially his studies on bird behaviour. He was made an honorary member of the Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union (RAOU) in 1958 after a fifty year association with them. Gilbert authored many important articles in , the RAOU's scientific journal, and in other journals such as the . He often supplied many of his own illustrations and photographs for he was very talented in those fields as well.

  • Career position - Joined the Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union (RAOU)
  • Career position - Editor of
  • Career position - Editor of
  • Award - Made an honorary member of RAOU

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  1. Gilbert, Percy Albert
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. The Literature of Australian Birds: a History and a Bibliography of Australian Ornithology
    Whittell, H. M.
    Published: Patterson Brokensha, Perth, 1954
  3. Obituary: Mr P A Gilbert
    K.A.H
    Published: 1960
    Series: Emu, 60, Part 4, 286-287

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