Alexander Wetmore with a Forest Eagle

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Alexander Wetmore, ornithologist and Sixth Secretary of the Smithsonian, shows the wings of a forest eagle, Morphnus taeniatus, that he has collected in Quebrada Carriaso, Cerro Azul, Panama. Wetmore made numerous trips to Panama to collect bird specimens.


Wetmore, Alexander 1886-


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Photograph included in the transcript of the Watson M. Perrygo Oral History Interviews by Pamela M. Henson, November 13, 1978, in Smithsonian Institution Archives.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9516 Box 1 Watson M. Perrygo Oral History Interviews; Record Unit 7006 Alexander Wetmore Papers Box 177 Album: Panama, 1949

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


April 25, 1949

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  • Scientific expeditions
  • Animals
  • Zoology
  • Cerro Azul, Panama
  • Secretaries
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Birds
  • Eagles
  • Collection and preservation
  • School field trips
  • Ornithologists
  • Ornithology
  • Field trips
  • Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation




  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

ID Number

Wetmore # 3875

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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