Field notes on birds collected in Thailand, 1953-1955

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Field notes of collections Elbel made from approximately October 11 1953 to 8 June 1955. Collections were mostly made in Thailand, although some specimens were collected in Laos. A typed, detailed list of localities is included. Notes are on various strips of paper for each specimen collected. Notes are in Thai except for the scientific name of the bird. Dates in English were added for many of these entries. Symbols for sex are also included. Collector numbers RE3021 to RE5500 are included. In general, the notes are not in chronological order, although several sections are ordered chronologically. General localities include but are not limited to the provinces of Chaiyaphum (lat 16-30n, long 101-55e), Kanchanaburi (lat 14-20, long 00-30e), Nakhon Ratchasima, Nakhon Sawan, and Rat Buri.

Date Range


Start Date

Oct 11, 1953

End Date

Jun 08, 1955

Access Information

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Rat Buri, Changwat
  • Nakhon Sawan, Changwat
  • Nakhon Ratchasima, Changwat
  • Kanchanaburi, Changwat
  • Chaiyaphum, Changwat
  • Thailand
  • Laos


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-290

Collection name

Robert E. Elbel Field Notes, 1953-1955, from the Division of Birds

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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


Box 6