SIC 13 - Phoenix 4-66

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The 7 black-and-white photographs document field work completed on Phoenix Island [Rawaki], April 1966. Two photographs by B. A. Harrington show a close up of a rabbit in vegetation and a Phoenix Island Petrel in flight. Five photographs by P. C. Shelton, dated April 15, 1966, show close ups of the Common Noddy Tern Immature, a Brown Booby nest with two eggs near the shoreline, a Fairy Tern in flight with a small fish in its beak, and a Bristle-thighed Curlew in flight. The images have captions on the reverse side that list location, description, date, photographer, and negative numbers (659, 530, 511, 503, 497, 235A, and 238A).

Date Range


Start Date

Mar 31, 1966

End Date

Mar 31, 1966

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Mammalogy
  • Ornithology


  • Rawaki
  • Kiribati


  • 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

7 black-and-white photographs

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 228 Folder 63