Biological exploration of Mt. Kenia

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Notes on the flora and fauna of Mt. Kenia [sic] (currently Kirinyaga) in British East Africa (currently Kenya). According to the notes, “Loring and Mearns were on Mt. Kenia from Sept. 18 to Oct. 18, 1909.” Brief notes on reptiles and batrachians, flora, mammals, birds, and crustaceans (fresh water crabs) are included. Includes itinerary.

Date Range


Start Date

Sep 18, 1909

End Date

Oct 18, 1909

Access Information

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  • Animals
  • Herpetology
  • Birds
  • Mammalogy
  • Invertebrates
  • Ornithology


  • 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 9