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Alexander Wilson
Date: Scottish, 1766 - 1813
Remarks: Immigrated to the United States in 1794. Bird named in his honor (1863.17.209) by friend, George Ord (1781-1866); Audubon also named a bird in his honor (1863.17.270); author of "American Ornithology" (1808-1813); portrait by Rembrant Peale housed at the American Philosophical Soceity, Philadelphia.