Palearctic Migratory Bird Survey, survey records, 1966-1973 : Egypt specimens (040-00001 to 040-00091), 1967.

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Abstract

Field notes that are survey records on migratory birds specimens collected in Egypt for the Palearctic Migratory Bird Survey. From the finding aid (SIA RU000435): "The Palearctic Migratory Bird Survey (PMS), a survey of migratory birds, their ectoparasites and the viruses they carry, was conducted in the eastern Mediterranean from 1966 to 1971. The primary PMS operation site was in northern Egypt. Surveys were also conducted in Cyprus and Israel. The PMS involved scientists of the Smithsonian Institution, the United States Naval Medical Research Unit, and Yale University, and was funded by the Army Research Office, the Smithsonian Foreign Currency Program, and the Smithsonian Research Foundation. George E. Watson, Chairman, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, and Curator, Division of Birds, National Museum of Natural History, was Principal Investigator". Surveys were also conducted in Uganda. A photocopy of a folder cover was inserted in the folder and marked with the records numbers (040-00001-00091) and with the note "Checked against printout. Retraps noted." The records are dated from March 20 to May 14, 1967. The records are forms showing the bird species, band number, date, locality of capture and release, sex (as determined by dissection, plumage, soft parts or otherwise), age (as determined by skull, plumage, soft parts or otherwise), weight, molt (on head, body, tail or wings), details, source (bought, PMS, NAMRU, other), method of collection (netted, lime, shot or other), way of disposition (skin, skeleton, alcoholic, discarded, other), parasites, banding recoveries, and additional remarks.

Date Range

1967

Start Date

Mar 20, 1967

End Date

May 14, 1967

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Topic

  • Birds--Egypt
  • Animals
  • Bird banding
  • Birds
  • Birds--Migration
  • Birds--Parasites
  • Ornithology

Place

Egypt

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 16-361

Collection name

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.), Palearctic Migratory Bird Survey, survey records, 1966-1973

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 6, folder 26