Birds collected by the Childs Frick Expedition to Africa, volume I, November 22, 1911 - June 3, 1912

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This is volume one of list of birds Mearns collected for the Childs Frick Expedition to Africa, volume I, 22 November 1911 to 3 June 1912. Collector numbers 19401 to 22060 are included. Sometimes Mearns's descriptions include physical descriptions of specimens including color and occasionally the behavior of the bird and how common it is. Localities include but are not limited to Djibouti, Dire Daoua (currently Dirē Dawa), Adis Ababa (Ādīs Āben), Sadi Walka, Hawash (Awash) River, Gato River, Arussi Platau, and Aleta.

Date Range


Start Date

Nov 22, 1912

End Date

Jun 03, 1912

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


  • Djibouti
  • Dirē Dawa
  • Ādīs Ābeba
  • Awash
  • Ethiopia


  • 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 18 (SIA Box 25) Folder 8