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South America, 1920-1921 : Reports, photographs, and miscellaneous notes
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South America, 1920-1921 : Reports, photographs, and miscellaneous notes

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Contained In: Alexander Wetmore Papers, circa 1848-1979 and undated

Series: SIA RU007006

Series: Smithsonian Field Book Project : an initiative to improve access to field book content that documents natural history

By

Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-1978

Type

Book

Material

Published material

Publication info

1920-1921

Notes

Materials document Wetmore's observations and collecting efforts in South America, 1920-1921, while working for the U.S. Department Agriculture, Bureau of Biological Survey. He was investigating the distribution of life zones of North American migratory birds in southern South America. Includes a report, photographs and notes. Report is entitled: Report on an investigation of the present status of birds that migrate from the United States and Canada to Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Chile. It includes table of contents, itinerary, breakdown for each country mentioned, present and future status of migratory birds, capture and sale, general knowledge of their status, and pertinent treaties. Also included are loose typed and handwritten notes describing characteristics of birds in an outline style, listed by their scientific names (pages are numbered) and list of specimens (skins in alcohol, skeletons, and mammals) by location. Locations include: Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile, Formosa, Buenos Aires, Chaco and Rocha.

Subjects

Argentina , Black-and-white photographs , Buenos Aires , Chaco , Chile , Field notes , Formosa , migratory birds , Ornithology , Paraguay , Reports , Rocha , South America , United States Dept. of Agriculture , Uruguay

BHL Collections

Smithsonian Field Books collection

Language

English

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.151413

 

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