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Robert Cushman Murphy

American ornithologist and museum curator

1887   -   1973

country of citizenship: United States of America
educated at: Brown University, Columbia University
occupation: biologist, ornithologist, zoologist, author, curator
award received: John Burroughs Medal, Daniel Giraud Elliot Medal, Brewster Medal, Cullum Geographical Medal

Robert Cushman Murphy (April 29, 1887 – March 20, 1973) was an American ornithologist and Lamont Curator of birds at the American Museum of Natural History. He went on numerous oceanic expeditions and was an expert on marine birds, and wrote several major books on them. He described a species of petrel which is now known as Murphy's petrel. Mount Murphy in Antarctica and Murphy Wall in South Georgia are named after him.
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