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Benson, C. W. (Constantine Walter)

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  • Fuller Name

    • Constantine Walter
  • Variants

    • Benson, Constantine Walter
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1909-02-02
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1982-09-21
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Eton College
        • Organization: (naf) Magdalen College (University of Oxford)
        • Organization: (naf) Cambridge Bird Club
        • Organization: (naf) Great Britain. Colonial Service
        • Organization: (naf) British Ornithologists' Union
        • Organization: (naf) Rhodes-Livingstone Museum
        • Organization: (naf) Museum of Zoology (Cambridge, England)
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    • Birth Place

        (naf) Somerset (England)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Cambridge (England)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Great Britain
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) England
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Nyasaland
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Northern Rhodesia
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Cambridge (England)
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  • Earlier Established Forms

    • Benson, Constantine Walter
  • Sources

    • found: His Breeding and other notes from Nyasaland and the Lundazi district ... 1951
    • found: Type specimens of bird skins in the University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 1999:t.p. (C.W. Benson) p.xi (Constantine Walter Benson, born 1909, died 21 Sept. 1982)
    • found: OCLC search, January 9, 2019(access points: Benson, Constantine Walter; Benson, C. W.; usage: C.W. Benson)
    • found: Wikipedia, January 9, 2019:Constantine Walter Benson (Constantine Walter Benson OBE (England, 2 February 1909-Cambridge, England, 21 September 1982) was a British ornithologist; considered the last of a line of British Colonial officials that made significant contributions to ornithology; Born in 1909 near Taunton in Somerset; educated at Eton and Magdalen College, Cambridge; head of the Cambridge Bird Club; became an officer in the Colonial Service in 1932 and was posted to Nyasaland, modern Malawi, where he spent over 20 years as a District Commissioner; elected a member of the British Ornithologists' Union in 1932; recognised expert on East African birds; In 1952 he was transferred from Nyasaland to the then Northern Rhodesia, (now Zambia) Game and Fisheries Department, where he remained until his retirement. In 1962 he was seconded to the Rhodes Livingstone Museum (now the National Museum of Zambia) as Assistant Director. After officially retiring in 1965, Benson continued to work on the collection of birds catalogue in the Cambridge University Museum of Zoology) -
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    • 1979-08-14: new
    • 2019-01-10: revised
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