Report on a preliminary reconnaissance to the Comoros and Madagascar in October 1965 for the Smithsonian Institution

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Typed, unpublished [?] report written in October 1965 regarding birds in Comoros and Madagascar observed by Forbes-Watson and his colleagues. Birds are listed by species name followed by notes detailing sightings. Also included are sections on breeding records, land-fauna other than birds, regulations, reasons which justify further expedition, and other information for explorations in Comoros. Expenses and other administrative information is also included.

Date Range


Start Date

Sep 30, 1965

End Date

Sep 30, 1965

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


  • Comoros
  • Madagascar


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Reports

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-293

Collection name

Alec Forbes-Watson Field Notes, 1964-1966, from the Division of Birds

Physical Description

1 report

Physical Location

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


Box 8