Cryptoglaux (Nyctale), 1 letter, F. H. Keng to Ridgway, 13 April 1885

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In the letter from F. H. King to Robert Ridgway, dated April 13, 1885, sent from Rivers Falls, Wisconsin, King compares three fresh specimens (two males and one female) of Nyctale, collected in the winter, to a previous synopsis written by Ridgway. King provides details of the shape and opening of nostrils and color of bills of the specimens when fresh and after drying. Details include conditions of drying and measurements of specimens.

Date Range


Start Date

Apr 13, 1885

End Date

Apr 13, 1885

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • United States
  • River Falls
  • Wisconsin


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Correspondence

Accession #

SIA RU007215

Collection name

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

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 7 Folder 43