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Marsh Birds of the Upper Nile consists of 4 reels of film received from Walter Buchen. Reel number 1 is the final edited production version of the film, Marsh Birds of the Upper Nile. Reels 2, 3, and 4 are offcuts, material not used for the final production made for education purposes. Reel 3 is an amalgamation of original stock film and duplicate edited film. The Buchen East Africa Zoological Expedition (1952), collected material for research study and a habitat group exhibition of African marsh birds. One hundred and eighty-nine bird skins and sixteen nests were collected, together with photographic studies for the background and foreground, papyrus to reproduce the vegetation, and other accessory material to construct the Marsh Birds diorama. The expedition was financed and led by Walther Buchen, Field Museum Trustee, of Winnetka, Illinois. Camera and film provided by Walther Buchen. Filmed by Ronald Lambert. Identified Individuals and their associated departments include: Walther Buchen (Leader and Sponsor), Mrs. Walther Buchen (Sponsor), Carl W. Cotton (Zoology Taxidermist), Celestino Kalinowski (Zoology Assistant Taxidermist), Ronald J. Lambert (Zoology Taxidermist), Gustav A. Noren (Maintenance), Austin L. Rand (Curator of Birds), James R. Shouba (Maintenance), Douglas E. Tibbitts (Photography and Illustration), Dr. John G. Williams (Coryndon Museum in Nairobi).
16mm; silent; Kodachrome; 300 ft
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