Palearctic Migratory Bird Survey, survey records, 1966-1973 : Egypt banding information (040-01597 to 040-01663), 1970, PMS banding forms.

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Abstract

Field book of banding forms 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 note "Checked against printout, no returns." The banding forms are numbered 040-01597 to 040-01663 and dated from April 4 to May 23, 1970. There are five forms per leaf. They show the date, locality of capture and release, bird species, band number, sex (as determined by plumage, soft parts, or otherwise), age (as determined by plumage, soft parts, skull or otherwise), weight, fat, molt, and additional remarks. The research was conducted mostly on Lanius senator (woodchat shrike).

Date Range

1970

Start Date

Apr 04, 1970

End Date

May 23, 1970

Access Information

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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 28