Richard Roy Maconachie

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Sir Richard Roy Maconachie KBE, CIE (1885 - 18 January 1962) was an English civil servant in India and a naturalist.

Tanner studied at Tonbridge School in Kent, England and University College, Oxford before joining the Indian Civil Service. He was British Minister in Kabul, Afghanistan from 1929 to 1935.

During histime in Afghanistan, Maconachie assembled a collection of native birds that he later presented to the Natural History Museum at Tring in Tring, England (BMNH 1935-12-28). These bird skins became the basis of ornithologist Hugh Whistler's paper on the birds of Afghanistan in the Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society in 1944-45.


  • Warr, F. E.: Manuscripts and Drawings in the ornithology and Rothschild libraries of The Natural History Museum at Tring, BOC 1996.