Summary: Australian noted ornithologist and a leading expert on the zebra finch, heavily studied as a domesticated laboratory bird and the main focus of his ornithological research over the past 25 years, who was awarded the D.L. Serventy Medal by the Royal Australasian Ornithologist Union in 1998 for outstanding published work on exotic birds in the wilderness region of Australasia.
Cause of Death: Killed in a bushfire along with his wife Eileen and their daughter Eva
Born: November 27, 1944
Died: February 7, 2009
Location: Kinglake, Victoria, Australia