S2A3 Biographical Database of Southern African Science




Duncan, Mr A (ornithology)

Born: Date not known, Place not known.
Died: Date not known, Place not known.

A. Duncan published "Notes on the genus Pyromelana (Bishop Birds), with reference in particular to the seasonal changes of plumage and nidification [nesting] in captivity of P. oryx (Red Bishop Bird)", in the Journal of the South African Ornithologists' Union (Vol. 1(2), pp. 57-60) in December 1905. He served as a member of the Union's council from 1907 to 1909, but later that year was no longer listed as a member. However, in May 1916 the Union amalgamated with the Transvaal Biological Society to form the South African Biological Society, and A. Duncan, then living in Johannesburg, is listed as a foundation member of the latter. In 1911, already residing in Johannesburg, he had joined the South African Association for the Advancement of Science.


List of sources:
Journal of the South African Ornithologists' Union, 1905-1909, Vol. 1-5: Duncan's article and lists of members and office bearers.

South African Association for the Advancement of Science. Report, 1910, 1918: Lists of members.

South African Journal of Natural History, 1919, Vol. 1(2), pp. 274-277: List of members of the South African Biological Society.


Compiled by: C. Plug


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