Catalogue of birds collected on Smithsonian African Expedition, volume 1, March 29, 1909 - September 8, 1909

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Volume 1 of a catalogue of birds Mearns, Heller, and Loring collected on the Smithsonian African Expedition from 29 March to 8 September 1909. Collector numbers 15506-16700 are included, and correlating USNM catalog numbers have been added for most of the specimens. Localities where specimens were collected include Kapiti Plains Station (Kapiti is currently Ilkaputiei), Kitunga, N’guasso Nyiro River, Lake Nauraischa, Nairobi, Fayal Island (Azores), Suez Canal (Currently), and Aden (S. center Arabia). A feather inserted at page 106-107. Also includes four envelopes of labels for birds collected by John Alden Loring and Edgar A. Mearns and birds collected at Fort Totten, New York, from 26 March to 3 November 1908, collector numbers 15490-15505.

Date Range


Start Date

Mar 29, 1908

End Date

Sep 08, 1909

Access Information

At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Division of Birds at (202) 633-0800 to make an appointment.


  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Nairobi
  • 'Adan
  • Suways, Qanāt as-
  • Ilkaputiei
  • Egypt
  • Kenya
  • Yemen


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007083

Collection name

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

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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


Box 17 (SIA Box 24) Folder 1