Arremonops (striped sparrow), Frijoles, Barro Colorado Island, Pedro Miguel - All Panama, 1958

ID: SIA Acc. 01-096

Creator: Moynihan, M.

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1958-1961

Citation: Martin H. Moynihan Papers, 1952-1996

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The notes document Moynihan's behavioral observations of Arremonops (striped sparrow) in Frijoles, Barro Colorado Island, Pedro Miguel (all in Panama) March 11, 1958 - June 20, 1961. Pages are numbered; entries are dated and headed with type of bird and location. They describe birds songs (with phonetic descriptions), location of the bird in its environment, interactions, and changing behavior (feeding, disputes) as displayed in physical appearance and movement. Sketches of birds support of the text. Bird's physical descriptions include sex, colors, size, and appearance. There are markings along the left hand margin of pages, with keys at the beginning of entries, indicating color and corresponding information (usually indicates which bird is being observed). Includes references to other dated entries), weather, and times of day. Includes an index organized by type of behavior, and type of information included (whether description or comment) and page number.

Date Range


Start Date

Mar 11, 1958

End Date

Jun 20, 1961

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  • Ethology
  • Animals
  • Animal behavior
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Barro Colorado
  • Panama
  • Pedro Miguel


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Illustrations

Accession #

SIA Acc. 01-096

Collection name

Martin H. Moynihan Papers, 1952-1996

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


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