Adolphe Delattre

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(Pierre) Adolphe Delattre (or De Lattre) (12 February 1805, Tours – 3 January 1854, Nice) was a French ornithologist.[1]

Between 1831 and 1851 he made several expeditions to America, where he was particularly interested in collecting hummingbirds. He named a number of new species, either alone or with Jules Bourcier. In 1839, with naturalist René Primevère Lesson, he described seven species of hummingbird.[2]

He is commemorated in the binomial of the rufous-crested coquette, Lophornis delattrei.[3]


  1. ^ The Condor, Volume 20
  2. ^ Avibush Historiae Adolphe Delattre & Bourcier Jules - Birds
  3. ^ Surfbirds Birding Trip Report North Peru Megas