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Feather Expert Roxie Laybourne

Creator:
Minor-Penland, Laurie
Title:
Feather Expert Roxie Laybourne
Date:
1990
Notes:
Smithsonian Institution Research Reports Spring 1990
Summary:
Feather expert Roxie Laybourne examines one of the many feathers that arrive at her office. Tucked away in a small office in the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, Laybourne is the world's leading expert on feather identification. She first began work at the Smithsonian in 1944
Roxie C. Laybourne originated the science of forensic ornithology. Often called the "feather detective," Laybourne used feathers to identify bird-strike accidents in military and commercial aircraft, to solve crimes for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), to identify feathers unearthed by archeologists, and to recognize species of endangered, poached, or illegally killed birds
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Topics:
Birds, Women, Smithsonian Institution--Employees, Scientific apparatus and instruments, Ornithologists, Ornithology, Forensic sciences, Zoologists, Specimens
Subjects:
Laybourne, Roxie Collie Simpson, National Museum of Natural History (U.S.), National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Zoology, Department of Zoology (USNM), United States National Museum Dept. of Biology Division of Birds, National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Birds
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Form/Genre:
Photographic print, Person, candid
Local Number:
SIA2009-2205
Physical Description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Full Record:
http://siris-sihistory.si.edu/ipac20/ipac.jsp?&profile=all&source=~!sichronology&uri=full=3100001~!8052~!0#focus
Feather Expert Roxie Laybourne, by Minor-Penland, Laurie, 1990, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, SIA2009-2205.

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