Author, naturalist and ornithologist. Born on a small ranch, Los Viente-cinco Ombúes, near Quilmes in Buenos Aires province. Came to Britain in 1874 and produced a series of ornothological studies. He was a founding member of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. As a novelist, his best known work is the 1904 'Green Mansions'. Died at his home, 40 St Luke's Road, W11.
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