[Field catalog] [September 1930-February 1931]
Specimen numbers 40367 to 41337. Record of specimens collected for the Whitney South Sea expedition and logged by Coultas between September 19, 1930 and February of 1931. Data includes specimen number, name and gender, date and location collected. Descriptive information also can include color, conditions when collected, rarity of bird and native nomenclature. Locations in the Solomon and Carolines Islands included Gower Island, Roncador Reef, Ontong Java, Ponape and Kusaie. Small symbolic notations or drawings accompany the gender identification. Hand drawn map on final leaf of v.2. Later entries of v.2 appear to have contributions by field assistant J.B. Riddal. Coultas was a professional collector who participated in the expedition from late 1929 to 1935. He was selected to be the third leader, directing the expedition between 1930 and 1935.
2 volumes (,  pages) : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Birds -- Melanesia., Birds -- Micronesia., Melanesia -- Description and travel., Micronesia -- Description and travel., Coultas, William F. 1891-1956, -- Travel -- Melanesia -- Micronesia., France (Schooner), Whitney South Sea Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History (1920-1941)., Scientific expeditions -- Melanesia., Scientific expeditions -- Micronesia.