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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L5314 • Thomas Pennant to Carl Linnaeus, 1773? n.s.
Dated . Sent from Downing (Great Britain) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in English.

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Thomas PennantPennant, Thomas (1726-1798).
British. Naturalist, best known for his
works on zoology. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
sends Linnaeus his Genera of birdsPennant, Thomas Genera of
birds
(Edinburgh, 1773).
. There are some eighty birds listed:

I.Birds of land

II.Birds of sea

*Accipitres


I. Vultur


II. Falco


III. Strix


etc.

**Picae


V. Psittacus


VI. Ramphastos


etc.

***Gallinaceae


28. Didus


29. Struthio


etc.

****Columbinae


38. Columba

*****Passeres


39. Sturnus


40. Turdus


etc.

Divison II. Waterbirds


+Stilts, Grallae, or with split feet:


53 Platalea


54 Palamedea


etc.

To all these birds Pennant will add or invent English names to make the study familiar to his countrymen.

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a. (LS, XI, 467-468). [1] [2] [3]