Fratercula corniculata, 2 color drawings

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Abstract

The folder contains 2 color illustrations of Fratercula corniculata. One color illustration was created by H. W. Elliott in July 1842 or 1872, the inscription is not clear. It documents an adult male specimen, drawn as life size, from St. Paul's Island in the Bering Sea. On the reverse side, Elliott provides an additional color illustration of possibly a different adult specimen from St. Paul's Island, indicating it was drawn from life. One color illustration was created by E. W. Nelson on August 12, 1877, in St. Michael's, Alaska.

Date Range

1842-1877

Start Date

1842

End Date

1877

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Topic

  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology

Place

  • United States
  • Saint Paul Island
  • Saint Michael
  • Alaska

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Illustrations

Accession #

SIA RU007215

Collection name

Collected Notes, Lists, and Catalogs on Birds, 1839, 1849-1851, 1855-1987

Physical Description

2 illustrations

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 7 Folder 29