Pecking order: how John Gould dined out on the birds of Australia

I think it hardly surprising that early collectors ate their specimens
after skinning them! They were camping out, often  with limited
supplies, and fresh meat was very welcome.  Not just birds either. 
Gould writes with great feeling of the excellence of a large Red
Kangaroo which sustained his whole party when they had run out of food
in South Australia.

Anthea Fleming

On 31/12/2017 10:19 PM, Laurie Knight wrote:
> Early ornithologists like to eat their subjects – see
> www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/30/pecking-order-how-john-gould-dined-out-on-the-birds-of-australia
>


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