Notes by J.M. Cullen and E. Cullen on the terns, the Kittiwake, and the Shag, Inner Farne, U.K., 1953-1954

ID: SIA Acc. 01-096

Creator: Moynihan, M.

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1953-1957

Citation: Martin H. Moynihan Papers, 1952-1996

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Observation notes and correspondence (to M. Moynihan) are by J.M. Cullen and E. Cullen of the Zoology Department of University of Oxford on the Terns, the Kittiwake, and the Shag, 1953-1957. Letters are usually headed with the date, but not always the year. Materials include typed and hand written. Correspondence compares observations and theories. These include the flight of Kittawakes in reference to a forthcoming paper by Moynihan; scavenging habits of gulls; descriptions of bird colonies and their environments on Farnes Islands; and observations of terns. Observation information describes habitat, behavior, appearance, songs, interactions, age, nests, breeding behavior, and feedings. Includes some illustrations of birds; tables of data of bird call with, type of bird, character of call, and situation; list of posture and call; and table on Arctic Terns. Locations include Inner Farne, United Kingdom.

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  • Ethology
  • Animals
  • Animal behavior
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • United Kingdom
  • Farne Islands


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Illustrations
  • Correspondence

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SIA Acc. 01-096

Collection name

Martin H. Moynihan Papers, 1952-1996

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Box 2 Folder 32