Andrew J. Grayson

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Andrew Jackson Grayson
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Born 1819
Grayson, Louisiana
Died 1869
Mazatlan, Mexico
Fields Ornithology

Andrew Jackson Grayson (1819–1869) was an American ornithologist and artist.

Grayson was the author of Birds of the Pacific Slope (1853–69), which he considered to be a completion of John James Audubon's Birds of America. Grayson was born August 20, 1819, in the northwest corner of Louisiana, on the Ouachita River, where his father had a cotton plantation.

Taxa named after Grayson[edit]

Two bird species and several other taxa have been named in honor of Grayson. They are mainly from the Revillagigedo Islands and other islands offshore Pacific Mexico. As with much island fauna, several are endangered or extinct:



Research resources[edit]

External links[edit]

  • [1] Grayson Spends Christmas in Mazatlan on 1866.