Roy Percy Cooper

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Roy Percy Cooper (1907-1976) was an Australian accountant and amateur ornithologist. He was a Council member of the Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union (RAOU), serving as President 1960-1961, and Editor of the Emu 1960-1962. He was also President of the Bird Observers Club 1954-1955 and editor of its journal, the Australian Bird Watcher 1959-1976. Books he wrote include:

  • Cooper, Roy P. (1967). Birds of a Salt-Field. Imperial Chemical Industries of Australia and New Zealand Ltd: Melbourne.
  • Cooper, Roy P. (1975). Wilson's Promontory National Park and Its Avifauna. Bird Observers Club: Melbourne.


  • Robin, Libby. (2001). The Flight of the Emu: a hundred years of Australian ornithology 1901-2001. Carlton, Vic. Melbourne University Press. ISBN 0-522-84987-3