George Ernest Shelley

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Captain George Ernest Shelley (15 May 1840 – 29 November 1910) was an English geologist and ornithologist. He was a nephew of the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley.

Shelley was educated at the Lycée de Versailles and served a few years in the Grenadier Guards.[1]

His books included A Monograph of the Cinnyridae, or Family of Sun Birds (1878), A Handbook to the Birds of Egypt (1872) and The Birds of Africa (5 volumes, 1896 - 1912).


  1. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Bird? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. Christopher Helm. p. 310. ISBN 978-0-7136-6647-2. OCLC 54616507. 

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