East London Museum Ornithology

Dr Philip Whittington heads up the museum’s ornithology department. A dedicated researcher with a good publication record Phil has a special interest in sea birds. Some aspects of his work at the museum is presented in a new natural history display in the museum foyer gallery.

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The bird specimen collection houses thousands of specimens. These are curated in a special repository in the older part of the museum. Specimens from this collection are on display (illustrated above) in the special ornithology exhibit mentioned above.

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One of Phil’s research fields is terns:

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Other work includes the South African Bird Atlas project (SABAP):

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Publications:

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