Notes and comments on coraciiformes, correspondence

ID: SIA Acc. 01-096

Creator: Moynihan, M.

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1978-1979

Citation: Martin H. Moynihan Papers, 1952-1996

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Notes and comments document M. Moynihan's observations of and correspondence about Coraciiformes (kingfishers). Includes a summary of work on the kingfisher in northern Sumatra, indicating specific locations, individuals with whom he worked, vocal and physical characteristics of the birds, locations in habitat at a plantation, and citations. Includes a hand drawn map of bird locations in Parc National de Basse-Casamance, Senegal, November 8-10 (year unidentified); notes for October 14th, of birds observed with time of day; index of nesting incidents with page numbers; observations at New Delhi Zoo; correspondence with G.F. Mees of Rijksmuseum Van Natuurlijke Historie in reference to kingfishers in Sumatra and Java; and notes on kingfishers in Palau. Locations include northern Sumatra, Indonesia; Parc National de Basse-Casamance, Senegal; and New Delhi Zoo, India.

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  • Ethology
  • Animals
  • Animal behavior
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • New Delhi
  • Senegal
  • Sumatra
  • Basse-Casamance, Parc National de
  • Indonesia
  • India


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Correspondence

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SIA Acc. 01-096

Collection name

Martin H. Moynihan Papers, 1952-1996

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1 folder

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Box 4 Folder 13