Catalogue of birds : National Geographic Society, Brazilian - Venezuelan Expedition

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Typed catalog of birds collected by Holt and colleagues in Brazil and Venezuela from 18 September 1930 to 12 June 1931 during the National Geographic Society, Brazilian - Venezuelan Expedition. Included is collector number, sex, age, locality, date, and scientific name. Brazilian localities: various areas in Estado do Amazonas. Venezuelan localities: various localities in Estado Bolivar, Estado Anzoategui, Rio Orinoco, and Brazo Casiquiare. Several localities near the Brazilian-Venezuelan line are also included. Also includes a brief letter from Holt to Wetmore, 2 July 1931, accompanying the catalog.

Date Range


Start Date

Sep 18, 1930

End Date

Jul 02, 1930

Access Information

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Venezuela
  • Casiquiare, Canal
  • Anzoategui
  • Orinoco
  • Amazonas
  • Bolivar
  • Brazil


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-302

Collection name

Ernest G. Holt Field Notes, 1930-1931, from the Division of Birds

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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