Gull notes, two letters from Professor Niko Tinbergen, 1954-1956

ID: SIA Acc. 01-096

Creator: Moynihan, M.

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1954-1956

Citation: Martin H. Moynihan Papers, 1952-1996

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The field notes include behavioral observation of Gulls completed by M. Moynihan and two letters from Professor Niko Tinbergen, 1954-1956. Includes typed and handwritten materials. Notes are dated, and indicate location at the top. They come in a variety of formats. Some are ordered by topic. Includes weather, descriptions of birds, their behavior, appearance, and songs especially during breeding. Information often relates type of bird, age, sex, and type of plumage. Others are organized by time of day and observation. Includes sketches and bird counts. Some includes markings highlighting contents. Locations include Dog Lake, Damp Lake, California, Chincoteague Bay (Virginia), and Bronx Zoo (New York).

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  • Ethology
  • Animals
  • Animal behavior
  • Birds
  • Birds--Counting
  • Ornithology


  • New York
  • United States
  • Chincoteague Bay
  • California
  • Virginia
  • Bronx Zoo
  • Bronx


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Correspondence
  • Illustrations

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SIA Acc. 01-096

Collection name

Martin H. Moynihan Papers, 1952-1996

Physical Description

1 field book

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Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 1 Folder 28