Arthur Cox (ornithologist)

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Arthur Henry Machell Cox
Born (1870-11-11)11 November 1870
Hazelwood, Derbyshire, England
Died 1947
Residence Devon, England
Nationality English
Alma mater Trinity College, Cambridge
Occupation Ornithologist

Arthur Henry Machell Cox (11 November 1870 - 1947) was an English ornithologist.

Cox was born in Hazelwood, Derbyshire, England, on 11 November 1870. He was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, before working as a teacher and then headmaster at various schools in Devon. He contributed to ornithological research in Devon, was a founding member of the Devon Bird Watching and Preservation Society in 1928 and, from its inception in 1931, a member of the Cornwall Bird Watching and Preservation Society.

At one time he lived in Yelverton.[1]

He died in 1947, by which time he had moved to Somerset.


  1. ^ "History of Cornish Ornithology". Cornwall Bird Watching & Preservation Society. Retrieved 24 September 2017. 
  • ACAD – A Cambridge Alumni Database accessed 27 March 2012[permanent dead link]
  • Jenks, D., 1998. Birth of the Devon Bird Watching and Preservation Society. The Magazine of the Devon Bird Watching and Preservation Society, 51(3), pp. 3–20.
  • Jenks, D., 2004. A history of Devonshire ornithology: a review of the literature, events and personalities from prehistoric times to the end of the twentieth century, Falmouth: Isabelline Books.