Palearctic Migratory Bird Survey, survey records, 1966-1973 : Egypt specimens (050-04501), 1967.

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Abstract

This field book, part of survey records on migratory birds specimens collected in Egypt for the Palearctic Migratory Bird Survey, includes only one research form and a punch card. 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. The punch card is marked "050 04501 04/09/67 A A UP EP". The form has the same number, 050-04501, and shows the name of the studied bird species, Upupa epos (hoopoe), the locality of capture, Abu-Rauwash, the date of capture (April 9, 1967) and date (April 10, 1967) and place (NAMRU-3) of release. No other detail was entered, although the form has rubrics to fill for: sex, age, weight, molt, source and method of collection, way of disposition, parasites, banding recoveries, and remarks.

Date Range

1967

Start Date

Apr 09, 1967

End Date

Apr 10, 1967

Access Information

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Topic

  • Birds--Egypt
  • Animals
  • Bird banding
  • Hoopoe
  • 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 folder (1 leaf, 1 punch card)

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 6, folder 38