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Department of Vertebrate Zoology

Division of Birds

Alexander Wetmore
Alexander Wetmore, 1900
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Roxie C. Laybourne (1910-2003)

Forensic Ornithologist (1946-88), USFWS Birds and Mammal Lab. Pioneered forensic ornithology with technique of using microscopic structures of plumulaceous feather barbules to identify bird species. Identified avian remains from thousands of aircraft-bird collisions.

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