Christmas Island, 1967 and undated (no negatives)

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Abstract

Two envelopes of black-and-white photographs document observed wildlife on Christmas Island [Kiritimati], 1967 and undated, relating to the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program. Most images have captions in the reverse side including descriptions and location. Envelope 1 includes image of a blue-gray noddy chick and brown booby chick. Envelope 2 includes a series of images of a Fregata Minor chick taken over a series of days (e.g. 1 day old, 9, 18, 22, 25, 30 through 60 days old). There are also detail images of the development of bird's feathers including specific parts of anatomy from 60 days old to 140 days old. Additionally there are images of Sula Sula from egg, at 20 days, 35, 50, 60, 90, and 120 days.

Date Range

1962-1969

Start Date

1962

End Date

1969

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Topic

  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology

Place

  • Kiritimati
  • Kiribati

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Black-and-white photographs

Accession #

SIA RU000245

Collection name

National Museum of Natural History, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, records, circa 1961-1973, with data from 1923

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 220 Folder 16