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Encyclopedia > American Ornithologists' Union

The American Ornithologists' Union (AOU) an ornithological organization in the USA. Unlike the National Audubon Society, its members are primarily professional ornithologists rather than amateur birders. Ornithology (from the Greek ornis = bird and logos = word/science) is the branch of zoology concerned with the scientific study of birds. ... Headquarter of National Audubon Society in New York. ... Birdwatching or birding is the observation and study of birds. ...

It was founded in September 1883 by Elliott Coues, Joel Asaph Allen and William Brewster. 1883 (MDCCCLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Elliott Coues Elliott Coues (September 9, 1842 - December 25, 1899) was an American army surgeon, historian, ornithologist and author. ... Joel Asaph Allen (July 19, 1838 - August 29, 1921) was an American zoologist and ornithologist. ... William Brewster (July 5, 1851 - 1919) was an American ornithologist. ...

Its quarterly journal, The Auk, has been published since January, 1884. Other significant publications include the AOU Checklist of North American Birds, which is the standard reference work for the field, and a monograph series, Ornithological Monographs. The Auk is a quarterly journal and the official publication of the American Ornithologists Union, having been continuously published by that body since 1883. ... A monograph is a scholarly book or a treatise on a single subject or a group of related subjects. ...

The South American Classification Committee (SACC), an official committee under the AOU, specifically deals with creating a standard classification, with English names, for the bird species of South America. Look up taxonomy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... It has been suggested that Trivial name be merged into this article or section. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ...

External link

  • AOU website
  • SACC website[[e

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Record Unit 7150 - American Ornithologists' Union, Records, 1883-1977 (2445 words)
The American Ornithologists' Union (AOU) was organized by three members of the Nuttall Ornithological Club, Joel Asaph Allen, William Brewster, and Elliott Coues, who wanted to establish an American society for ornithologists similar to the British Ornithologists' Union.
The aim of the AOU is the advancement of ornithological science through annual meetings, membership, committees, and publications.
The affairs of the AOU are administered under a constitution and by-laws by elected officers and a council.
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