Birds, C O Handley, 1949

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Field book and loose notes regarding Handley's collections in Southwest Africa and Bechuanaland (modern day Botswana) in 1952 as part of the Peabody-Harvard Expedition. The field book includes journal entries on birds observed or collected. Each page in the book is dedicated to a species. Below the name of the species are listings of dates, localities, and quantities of sightings. Loose notes contain a specimen list of specimens collected from 5 July to 28 November, although field book description seem to span the entire year. Many of these localities are in modern day Namibia near the Namibia-Botswana border. Localities include Gam, Gaucha, Walvis Bay, and Chasie. Coordinates for many of these localities are included.

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Gam
  • Gaucha
  • Namibia
  • Walvis Bay


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-299

Collection name

Charles Overton Handley Field Notes, 1948-1950, 1952, from the Division of Birds

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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