Levaillant had many claims to fame. If you are interested in his writings on birds, look at his books online, or at my article LV, or my section in the Jacana book or, if you are lucky enough to have it, at the Brenthurst publication with Peter Mundy’s notes on many of LV’s species.

  1. He was the first and greatest African ornithologist.
  2. He wrote the most widely