John Gould

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John Gould

Born 14 September 1804
Lyme Regis, Dorset
Died 3 February 1881
Nationality English
Fields Ornithology
Influences Charles Darwin

John Gould (14 September, 18043 February, 1881) was an English ornithologist (bird scientist). The Gould League (a bird group) started in Australia in 1909, was named after him. His knowledge of the birds now called "Darwin's finches" was a turning point in the Charles Darwin's thinking about evolution by natural selection. They are barely mentioned in Charles Darwin's book, On the Origin of Species.