The development of ornithology in central Europe

@article{Haffer2007TheDO,
  title={The development of ornithology in central Europe},
  author={J{\"u}rgen Haffer},
  journal={Journal of Ornithology},
  year={2007},
  volume={148},
  pages={125-153}
}
  • J. Haffer
  • Published 17 July 2007
  • Biology
  • Journal of Ornithology
The first ornithologist since Aristotle was the emperor Friedrich II of Hohenstaufen whose work on falconry (written before 1248) includes a general account of birds based largely on his personal observations. Other medieval workers on birds were Albertus Magnus, Thomas di Cantimpré and Konrad von Megenberg. Gybertus Longolius (1544) and William Turner (1544) reported on some birds of the Rhine region. The Renaissance encyclopedist Conrad Gessner (1555) compiled the total knowledge of European… 

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