Swainson, William (1789-1855) British naturalist and bird illustrator.

Named species:

Cursorius Temminckii 1822

(With Richardson) Tringa douglasii 1822

(With Richardson) Scolopax Drummondii 1832

Œdicnemus Senegalensis 1837

Œdicnemus americanus 1837

Named subspecies:

T. rostrata 1865

Areoturnix blakistoni 1871

Honorary English:

Swainson’s Stone-Curlew

Honorary scientific:

Thinochorus swainsonii Lesson 1831