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C. O. Handley, Jr., Guatemala, field notes : birds / mammals, including "Michigan birds"

Catalog Data

Collection name:
Division of Mammals, C. O. Handley field notes, 1942-1993
Physical Description:
1 field book
Physical Location:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Division of Mammals
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
United States
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The journal documents the field work of Charles O. Handley, Jr., in Guatemala, appearing to be a continuation of the field notes for work completed in 1947. Entries for birds are organized by type (scientific and common name) and are numbered (532 - 724, not always sequential). Entries contain a combination of information: lists of locations (sometimes elevations), dates and counts per type; sometimes there are also descriptions headed with date and locality. Descriptions include observations of terrain, vegetation, habitat. Notes on mammals are organized by type (scientific name) followed by date locality and description. They are not numbered. Descriptions vary greatly in length. Some are nonexistent and others extensive including notes on appearance and behavior, in addition to the characteristics mentioned above. There is a separate section of notes on birds (1947) from Michigan in Washtenaw county, listing locality, date, and count.
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Accession #:
SIA Acc. 12-448
Access Information:
At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Division of Mammals at 202-633-1253 to make an appointment.
See more records from this collection:
Division of Mammals, C. O. Handley field notes, 1942-1993
See more records associated with this person:
Handley, Charles O. (Charles Overton), 1924-2000
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project