Field catalog, Mexico, 1940-1941 and Colombia, 1941-1947

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This field catalog consists of a list of bird specimens collected by Melbourne A. Carriker from 1940-1947 in Mexico and Colombia. Dated entries for specimens include species name, specific locality, sex, and additional notes such as physical measurements, coloring, altitudes, specifics of collection site and situation, and weather observations. There are points within this book where journal-style entries give more specific collecting details. Field numbers range from 1-933 for Mexican specimens, and 934-11201 for Colombian specimens.

Date Range


Start Date

Jan 17, 1940

End Date

Jun 07, 1947

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


  • Colombia
  • Mexico


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-574

Collection name

Melbourne Armstrong Carriker Field Books from the Division of Birds

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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


Box 42