Sunday, June 03, 2012

Philipp Jakob Cretzschmar. (1786 – 1845)

Did you know that Cretzschmar was a German physician? He was born at Sulzbach and studied medicine at the University of Würzburg. He taught anatomy and zoology at the Senckenberg Medical Institute of Frankfurt. No, I don't care either. It's just that I saw a pair of Cretzschmar's Buntings while I was holidaying on the Aegean. The male in particular is much prettier - and easier to cope with - than his name. It's not a common bird, apparently, not as common as, say, Ortolan Bunting, which despite a lot of searching I did not manage to see or hear. But that's birding for you.

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