Walkinshaw, Lawrence H.

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Biographical History

Lawrence H. Walkinshaw (1904-1993) graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 1929. Though a dentist by training, he was a leading authority on cranes on which he published 61 articles and two books: The Sandhill Cranes (1949) and Cranes of the World (1973). He described the Canadian sandhill crane (Grus canadensis rowani) in 1965. He published on other species as well, most notably Kirtland's warbler.

Birth Date

1904

Death Date

1993

Topic

  • Animals
  • Birds

Form/Genre

Personal name

Occupation

Ornithologists