Manuscript on Philippine Birds

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This manuscript is a description of the birds listed in Mearns's "Catalogue of Birds Collected in the Philippine Islands," volumes 1-3, June 27, 1903-August 4, 1907. This manuscript includes further additions to the list with descriptions of species new to science and to females (previously unknown) of Cyrtostomus jugularis dinagatensis and Anthereptes cagaganensis as well as mammals, fish, and unidentified birds of the Philippines. The numbering system indicates that the manuscript may be incomplete. There are approximately 100 pages without page numbers at the end of the manuscript. Localities include but are not limited to Mindanao Island, Sulu Island (currently Jolo Island), "Mount Opo", West Bolod Island, Island of Buluan, Dammi Island, Sibutu Island, Siassi Island [sic], Basilan Island, “Mount Bliss”, “Mount Libo”, Mount Malindang, Cuyo Island, Loran [Doran] Island, Palmas Island (currently Pulau Miangas in Indonesia), Luzon Island, Fuga Island, and Batan Island.

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ichthyology
  • Mammalogy
  • Ornithology


  • Mindanao
  • Basilan
  • Philippines
  • Siasi Island
  • Sibutu Island
  • Cuyo Island
  • Libo Libo, Mount
  • Luzon
  • Jolo Island
  • Buluan Island
  • Fuga Island
  • Batan Island
  • West Bolod Island
  • Doran Island
  • Malindang, Mount


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007083

Collection name

Edgar Alexander Mearns Papers, circa 1871-1916, 1934 and undated

Physical Description

9 folders

Physical Location

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Division of Birds


Box 12 (SIA Box 19) Folder 13-14, 13 (SIA Box 20) Folder 1-7