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Birds of Peru and northern Chile

 Collection
Identifier: Film Collection no. 17
In 1953 and 1954, Robert Cushman Murphy, AMNH ornithologist, filmed bird colonies of coastal Peru and Chile and the outlying islands. The bird colonies darken the barren landscape by their sheer numbers. Nests and fledglings are everywhere. There is also a sequence devoted to the extraction and exportation of guano. Penguins, boobies, cormorants, gulls, and terns are seen.

Dates

  • 1953-1954

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Extent

1 Film Reel (27 minutes) : silent, color ; 16 mm.

1 Videocassette (U-Matic (27 minutes)) : silent, color ; 3/4 in.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

3/4 in., U-Matic, viewing copy
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements Original format: 16 mm. print; incomplete.

Murphy, Robert Cushman. Bird Islands of Peru. New York: Putnam, 1925.

General

Robert Cushman Murphy, photographer.
Title
Birds of Peru and northern Chile, 1953-1954
Author
Iris Lee
Date
2018
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Research Library Special Collections Repository

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