Catalogue of birds collected on Smithsonian African Expedition, volume 2, September 8, 1909 - December 14, 1909

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Volume 2 of a catalogue of birds Mearns, Heller, and Loring collected on the Smithsonian African Expedition from 8 September to 14 December 1909. Collector numbers 16701-17715 are included, and correlating USNM catalog numbers have been added for most of the specimens. Localities where specimens were collected include Saba Saba (in Kenya?), Fort Hall (currently Murang’a), Mount Kenia [sic] (currently Kirinyaga), Nyeri, [Wambugu?], and Changamwe. Various altitudes are recorded. Also includes additional field notes of some specimens by Mearns and a list of skins not found.

Date Range


Start Date

Sep 08, 1909

End Date

Dec 14, 1909

Access Information

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Changamwe
  • Murang’a
  • Nyeri
  • Kirinyaga
  • Kenya


  • 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