Humayun Abdulali

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Humayun Abdulali (19142001) was an Indian ornithologist, and a cousin of Salim Ali. After joining the Bombay Natural History Society as an Honorary Secretary in 1950, was instrumental in cataloguing of the bird skins in the collection. He also led two expeditions to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in 1964 and 1966. A prolific contributor to the journal of the Bombay Natural History Society, he wrote nearly 300 papers, articles and book reviews.

Several species including a new species of frog Nyctibatrachus humayuni and a new species of Nicobar Scops Owl Otus alius have been named after him, and he himself described the Andaman subspecies of Black Baza.

His work on frogs in agricultural ecosystems also helped in the establishment of a ban on frog leg exports by the Indian Government.

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