Roberto Dabbene

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Roberto Dabbene (1864–1938) was an Italian-Argentine ornithologist.

Born in Turin, he doctorated in 1884 at the University of Genoa and moved to Argentina in 1887. After teaching chemistry at the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, he moved to Buenos Aires in 1890 to work in at the city zoo. He studied the Argentine birds for over 40 years, writing many of the most important books on the subject.


  • "Contribución a la ornitología del Paraguay", Anales del Museo Nacional de Buenos Aires 23: 283-390 (1912)
  • "Notas sobre una colección de Avesde la Isla Martín García", El Hornero 1 (1917). (1): 29-34; (2): 89-96; (3): 160-168; (4): 236-248.
  • "Los pingüinos de las costas e islas de los mares argentinos", El Hornero 2 (1): 1-9 (1920)
  • "Tres aves nuevas para la avifauna uruguaya", El Hornero 3 (4): 422 (1926)
  • "The ornithological collection of the Museo Nacional, Buenos Aires its origin, development and present condition", The Auk Vol. 43 N. 1: 37-46 (1926)
  • "Las palomas y tórtolas de la Argentina", Revista Diosa Cazadora, Suplemento (125) (1938)
  • "Fauna Magallánica. Mamíferos y aves de la Tierra del Fuego e islas adyacentes"

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