1863 in birding and ornithology
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|Years in birding and ornithology:||1860 1861 1862 1863 1864 1865 1866|
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|Years:||1860 1861 1862 1863 1864 1865 1866|
- Thomas Caverhill Jerdon publishes the first volume of The Birds of India.
- Francois Victor Massena, 2nd Duke of Rivoli, Alberto della Marmora and Alfred Moquin-Tandon die.
- American ornithologist Greene Smith founds the Greene Smith Museum
- Birds described in 1863 include Black-throated Munia, Amur Falcon, Black-tipped Monarch, Nuthatch Vanga, Red-tailed Wheatear,
- Heinrich Agathon Bernstein discovers the Waigeo home of Wilson's Bird-of-paradise.
- Alfred Russel Wallace publishes The Naturalist on the River Amazons
- Gustav Radde Reisen im Süden von Ost-Sibirien in den Jahren 1855-59 (Travels in the south of eastern Siberia during the years 1855-59) published 1862–1863
- John Gould The birds of Australia; Supplement 1851-69. 1 vol. 81 plates; Artists: J. Gould and H. C. Richter; Lithographer: H. C. Richter
- John Gould The birds of Asia; 1850-83 7 vols. 530 plates, Artists: J. Gould, H. C. Richter, W. Hart and J. Wolf; Lithographers:H. C. Richter and W. Hart
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