M.H. Moynihan & C. Lehman in Colombia, by Smith, Neal Griffith 1937-, 1969, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, 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..