M.H. Moynihan & C. Lehman in Colombia

ID: 90-13077

Creator: Smith, Neal Griffith 1937-

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1969

Citation: IHD Photo File

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Martin H. Moynihan (1928-1996) and Carlos Lehman, director of the Natural History Museum in Cali, Colombia, conducting field work in Purace Park, Magdelena Slope, Colombia, in June 10, 1969. Moynihan was an ethologist and in 1957 became Resident Naturalist and Director (1957-1973) of a small field station on Barro Colorado Island, Panama, later named the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. He transformed the station into a major research institution in tropical biology. Moynihan was a world authority on animal behavior, with major contributions to the study of communication in birds, primates and cephalopods.


  • Moynihan, M
  • Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)


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  • Ethology
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Research expeditions
  • Purace Park (Columbia)
  • Employees
  • Birds
  • Tropical Biology
  • Animals
  • Directors
  • Ethologists
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Field Work
  • Expeditions
  • Lehman, C
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees
  • Colombia
  • Ornithologists
  • Ornithology




  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

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

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