Othmar Reiser

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Dr. phil. h.c. Otmar Reiser (1861-1936)

Othmar Reiser (21 December 1861 – 31 March 1936) was an Austrian ornithologist.

Reiser was curator of the National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo, where it is possible to see his collection of birds of the Balkan Peninsula (about 10,000 specimens).

In 1903 he took part in an expedition of the Austrian Academy of Sciences to north-east Brazil, during which he was the first to observe the Spix's macaw in the wild since its original discovery 84 years earlier.


  • Bericht über die Besichtigungen des Spix-Aras bei Paranaguá in Piauí während der Expedition der K.u.K Akademie der Wissenschaften im Jahre 1903
  • Die VogelSammlung des bosnischhercegowin Landesmuseums in Sarajevo, Budapest (1891)
  • Bericht über die botanische Ergebnisse meiner naturwissenschaftlichen Sammelreisen in Serbien in den Jahren 1899 u. 1900 (1905)
  • Materialen zu einer Ornis Balcanica Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien (1939)
  • Die Vögel von Marburg an der Drau. Nebst Erinnerungen an den steierischen Ornithologen Eduard Seidensacher, Graz 1925.

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