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

ID: SIA Acc. 01-096

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Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1954-1956

Citation: Martin H. Moynihan Papers, 1952-1996

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Creator

  • Moynihan, M.
  • Tinbergen, Niko, 1907-1988

Abstract

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).

Date Range

1954-1956

Start Date

1954

End Date

1956

Access Information

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Topic

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

Place

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

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Correspondence
  • Illustrations

Accession #

SIA Acc. 01-096

Collection name

Martin H. Moynihan Papers, 1952-1996

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 1 Folder 28