Roxie Collie S. Laybourne (1910-2003), identifying bird feathers, c. 1944

ID: SIA Acc. 04-086 [SIA2009-0709]

Creator: Laybourne, Roxie C. 1910-2003

Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1944

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 04-086, Image #SIA2009-0709

Download IIIF Manifest Request permissions Download image Print

Narrow Your Results

Reset

Filter Your Results

Smithsonian Secretaries Information

Close Browse records and papers of the Smithsonian Secretaries, from 1846 until today. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by individuals who have held that office.

Expeditions Information

Close Browse records and papers documenting scientific and collecting expeditions either affiliated with the Smithsonian, or with which Smithsonian researchers participated. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by geographic regions predominantly represented in expedition records.

Professional Societies Information

Close Browse records of professional societies closely associated with the Smithsonian, that focus on areas of scientific research and museum studies. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by major topics and disciplines.
 

Summary

Ornithologist Roxie Collie S. Laybourne (1910-2003) worked in the Division of Birds at the United States National Museum and with the Bird and Mammal Laboratories, Fish and Wildlife Service. In the 1960s, Laybourne created the field of forensic ornithology, studying minute fragments of bird feathers in order to identify which birds were ingested into aircraft engines, often causing crashes. The field expanded to cover endangered species and criminal investigations.

Subject

  • Laybourne, Roxie C. 1910-2003
  • United States National Museum Division of Birds
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Bird and Mammal Laboratories

Notes

Also known as: [SPI_5758]

Cite as

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 04-086, Image #SIA2009-0709

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520

Date

  • 1944
  • c 1944

Restrictions & Rights

  • No restrictions. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email photos@si.edu)
  • No Known Copyright Restrictions

Topic

  • Forensic ornithology
  • Birds
  • Ornithology

Form/Genre

Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA Acc. 04-086 [SIA2009-0709]