Tinamus major birds (Great tinamou), Barro Colorado Island, Panama, 1960

ID: SIA Acc. 01-096

Creator: Moynihan, M.

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1960

Citation: Martin H. Moynihan Papers, 1952-1996

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The notes document M. Moynihan's observations of Tinamus major birds (Great tinamou), February - August, 1960. Pages are numbered. Entries are headed with date, location, and type. Entries describe extended observations of behavior, appearance, and bird calls of wild and captive birds, their young, with referenced to time of day and time of hatching, comparisons to birds raised in captivity, behavior during feeding. Often birds are described in pairs. Includes notes that are separated from the general entries, notations indicated by pattern, and illustrations of birds that augment the text. Includes illustrations of birds augmenting text and notations are indicated by pattern. Locations include Barro Colorado Island, Panama.

Date Range


Start Date

Jan 31, 1960

End Date

Jul 31, 1960

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  • Ethology
  • Animals
  • Animal behavior
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Barro Colorado
  • Panama


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 01-096

Collection name

Martin H. Moynihan Papers, 1952-1996

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 2 Folder 28