Hancock, James (A.)

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HANCOCK, James (A.)

HANCOCK, James (A.). British, b. 1921. Genres: Zoology. Career: Burmah Oil Co., Swindon, England, divisional director, 1947-75; Ethyl Corp., Richmond, VA, president of Cooper Division, 1975-79. Cox & Kings, guest lecturer for wildlife tours in Africa and India, and organizer of Jungle Odyssey Tours to India, Nepal, and Kenya; member of Mountfort Expedition to Pakistan; leader of colonial waterbird research expeditions to Argentina, 1980, China, 1981, and Australia, 1986; conducted field studies in India, Peru, Chile, Brazil, Indonesia, Thailand, Kenya, South Africa, the Seychelles, Singapore, Japan, Canada, Zimbabwe, and the United States. OBE for services to ornithology, 1991. Publications: (with H. Elliott) The Herons of the World, 1978; The Birds of the Wetlands, 1984, rev. ed., 1999; (with J.A. Kushlan) The Herons Handbook, 1984; (with J.A. Kushlan and M.P. Kahl) The Storks, Ibises, and Spoonbills of the World, 1992; Herons and Egrets of the World: Photographic Journey, 1999; Herons of North America: Their World in Focus, 1999. Contributor to ornithology journals and popular magazines. Address: Jollers, Sparsholt, Winchester SO21 2NS, England.