Nicholas Aylward Vigors (1785–1840) was a co-founder of the Zoological Society of London in 1826, and its first Secretary until 1833. In 1833 he founded what became the Royal Entomological Society of London. He was a Fellow of the Linnean Society and the Royal Society. He was the author of 40 papers, mostly on ornithology. He described 110 species of birds, and provided the text for John Gould’s "A Century of Birds from the Himalaya Mountains".
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