Division of Mammals, C. O. Handley field notes, 1942-1993
1 field book
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Division of Mammals
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.