January 1980 – vol. 73, issue 1, pp 26–28 David Bannerman, who died on 6th April in his 93rd year, was one of the most distinguished ornithologists of his time. His interest in natural history was already strong at the age of eight and, as a small boy, he declared his ambition to make ornithology his lifework. In this he richly succeeded. After Wellington College and Cambridge University, where he had graduated BA (Hons.), he became a tra... This article is only available to subscribed users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.