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Roxie Collie S. Laybourne (1912-2003), identifying bird feathers, c. 1944

Roxie Collie S. Laybourne (1912-2003), identifying bird feathers, c. 1944
Laybourne, Roxie C
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
1944, c 1944
Also known as: [SPI_5758]
Ornithologist Roxie Collie S. Laybourne (1912-2003) 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.
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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 04-086, Image #SIA2009-0709
Ornithology, Forensic ornithology
Laybourne, Roxie C, United States National Museum Division of Birds, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Bird and Mammal Laboratories
Black-and-white photographs
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SIA Acc. 04-086 [SIA2009-0709]
Full Record:!siarchives&uri=full=3100001~!308449~!0#focus
Roxie Collie S. Laybourne (1912-2003), identifying bird feathers, c. 1944

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