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Collection Number: 471
Collection Name: Quartermaster Corps Front Royal Remount Station Photographs
Earliest Date: 1941
Latest Date: 1941
Bulk Dates: 1941
Collection Description: Photographs (B&W) taken during winter of 1941 of activities at the Front Royal US Army Remount Station in Front Royal Virginia (operated by the Quartermaster Corps).
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Photograph album was found in NAL general collection. Donor unknown.
Subjects: Animal Science
Formats: Photographs

Collection Number: 430
Collection Name: Quelea Research Collection
Earliest Date: 1960
Latest Date: 1999
Bulk Dates: 1960s-1990s
Linear Feet: 6.25
Collection Description: The Quelea Research Collection consists of reports and notes from Richard L. Bruggers, director of the National Wildlife Research Center. The documents gathered are primarily published by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations; however, many are produced by government and non-government entities. The documents in the numbered boxes 1-9 are in English, and the translation project are in French and Spanish, and include research reorts, technical reports, conference minutes, and other types of informational reports, many with maps. Many documents are accompanied by brief notes from Dr. Bruggers. The notes were not digitized
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The Quelea is the common name for an East African weaverbird, Quelea quelea. Less than 5 inhes (13 cm) long and wieghing slightly more than 1/2 ounce (1.3 grams), the tiny birds are found throughout sub-Saharan Africa in areas receing less than 30 inches (76 cm) of annual rainfall. With the spread of grain farming and irrigation, they have extended their natural habitats, generally picking new breeding grounds every year. Highly mobile, they often descend in a locust like manner upon fields and in flight may indeed be mistaken for locusts. Queleas are often found in concentrations of more than a million birds; such a flock can destroy up to 60 tons of grain in a single day, consuming half and knocking the rest to the ground.
Subjects: Animal Science
Digitization Status: Portion of collection digitized

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