Errol Fuller

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Errol Fuller
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Born (1947-06-19) 19 June 1947 (age 67)
Blackpool, Lancashire, England
Occupation Author and painter
Known for Books on extinction

Errol Fuller (born 19 June 1947) is an English writer and artist who lives in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. He was born in Blackpool, Lancashire, grew up in South London, and was educated at Addey and Stanhope School.[1] He is the author of a series of books on extinction and extinct creatures.


Writing in The Guardian, Claire Armitstead commented that "Errol Fuller's magnificent self-published The Great Auk" was "one of the most astonishing books to cross my desk",[2] and wrote that it was

everything you wanted to know about an extinct bird. Besides all those beautiful 19th-century auk portraits, there are auk anecdotes, auk eggs... I'm not a great fan of bird books, but this irresistible folly captured a buccaneering spirit that sometimes seems as dead as the auk itself.[2]

Reviewing Dodo: From Extinction to Icon, Stephen Moss, also in The Guardian, wrote that Fuller has

assembled a fine defence of this much-maligned creature. In doing so he has produced a curious book, which although not up to the stature of his magnificent tome on the Great Auk, is nevertheless fascinating.[3]


  • Ching, Raymond; with Additional Text by Fuller, Errol (1981). Studies & Sketches of a Bird Painter. Melbourne/New York: Lansdowne Editions.
  • Fuller, Errol (1987). Extinct Birds. Penguin Books. ISBN 978-0-670-81787-0.
  • Fuller, Errol (1990). Kiwis. Seto Publishing Auckland. ISBN 0-908697-49-X.
  • Fuller, Errol (1995). The Lost Birds of Paradise. Swan Hill Press. ISBN 1-85310-566-X
  • Fuller, Errol (1999). The Great Auk. ISBN 0-9533553-0-6
  • Fuller, Errol (2000). Extinct Birds. Revised ed. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-850837-9
  • Fuller, Errol (2002). Dodo: From Extinction to Icon. HarperCollins. ISBN 0-00-714572-1
  • Hoyo, J. and Elliott, A. (2002). Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 7: Jacamars to Woodpeckers. Introductory essay by Errol Fuller. Barcelona: Lynx Editions.
  • Fuller, Errol (2003). The Dodo: Extinction in Paradise. Bunker Hill Publishing Inc.
  • Fuller, Errol (2003). The Great Auk: The Extinction of the Original Penguin. Bunker Hill.
  • Fuller, Errol (2004). Mammoths: Giants of the Ice Age. Bunker Hill.
  • Fuller, Errol (2004). Lost Worlds. Doha, Qatar: National Council for Culture, Arts and Heritage. ISBN 99921-58-29-8
  • Fuller, Errol (2009). Dana Quarry and Its Dinosaurs. Dinosauria International. ISBN 978-0-9533553-3-4.
  • Fuller, Errol (2010). Hedley Fitton: The Accent of Truth. Southern Cross the Dog Publishing. ISBN 978-0-9533553-2-7
  • Attenborough, David and Fuller, Errol (2012). Drawn from Paradise: The Discovery, Art and Natural History of the Birds of Paradise. HarperCollins, UK. ISBN 978-0-00-748761-5
  • Fuller, Errol (2013). Lost Animals: Extinction and the Photographic Record. Bloomsbury. ISBN 978-1408172155
  • Fuller, Errol (2014). Voodoo Salon Taxidermy Stacey International. ISBN 978-1909022447

Magazine articles[edit]

  • Fuller, Errol (April 1998). "Voyage of a Painter." Natural History (New York), pp. 12–14.


Date Title Role Notes
16 October 2001 Extinct (UK Channel 4) Himself Episode 4 (of 6): "The Great Auk"
4 November 2007 The Dodo's Guide to Surviving Extinction (UK BBC Four) Himself A TV programme shown as part of a night of programming dedicated to extinction.
13 April 2010 The One Show (UK BBC One) Himself
28 June 2012 Four Rooms (UK Channel 4) Himself Series 1 Episode 6


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Milner, Richard (2009). Darwin's Universe: Evolution from A to Z. University of California Press ISBN 978-0-520-24376-7."
  2. ^ a b Armitstead, Claire (24 November 2000). "Fishing for pearls". The Guardian. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Moss, Stephen (14 December 2002). "Gone but not forgotten". The Guardian. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 

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