Coraciiformes (1)

ID: SIA Acc. 01-096

Creator: Moynihan, M.

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1978-1987

Citation: Martin H. Moynihan Papers, 1952-1996

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The field notes are observations of M. Moynihan, December 18, 1978 - February 14, 1979, October 17-26, 1981; October 17 -27, 1986; and January 5-17, 1987. Pages are numbered. Entries are headed with date, location, and type. Observations detail behavior, appearance, interactions, and vocalizations of individual and groups of birds. includes time of day, daily work, weather, habitat, and types of birds seen. Comments and notes are broken out from observation notes. Locations include Mahabalipurum [Mahabalipuram], Thanjavur, Bangalore, India and Madang, China.

Date Range


Start Date

Dec 18, 1978

End Date

Jan 17, 1987

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  • Ethology
  • Animals
  • Animal behavior
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Madang
  • China
  • Mahabalipuram
  • Thanjavur
  • India
  • Bangalore


  • 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 4 Folder 16