Martin H. Moynihan—Field notes, Cebus capucinus (White-throated capuchin), Barro Colorado Island, Panama, 1958-1961, 1966

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Did you know that the Smithsonian has research centers across the globe—including one on an island in Panama? Barro Colorado Island was established as a research laboratory in 1923. Now, many years later, it’s known as the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute!

The scientist responsible for much of STRI’s development was animal behaviorist Martin H. Moynihan, who took these field notes on the Island throughout the late 1950s and 1960s. Moynihan took detailed bird observations on the island during his tenure as STRI’s Director and Senior Scientist.

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