Field Museum of Natural History (Zoology) Bird Collection

Occurrence
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Description

The Division of Birds houses the third largest scientific bird collection in the United States. The main collection contains over 480,000 specimens, including 600 holotypes, 70,000 skeletons, and 7,000 fluid specimens. In addition, the division houses 21,000 egg sets and 200 nests. The scope of the collection is world-wide; all bird families but one are represented, as are 90% of the world's genera and species. Included among its many historically and scientifically valuable individual collections are the H. B. Conover Game Bird Collection, Good's and Van Someren's African collections, C. B. Cory's West Indian collection, the Bishop Collection of North American birds, a large portion of W. Koelz's material from India and the Middle East, and many separate collections from South America, Africa (Hoogstraal from Egypt) and the Philippines (Rabor).

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 526,672 records.

1 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

Occurrence (core)
526672
Multimedia 
5386

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Rights

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GBIF Registration

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Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen; Occurrence

Contacts

Sharon Grant
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Technology Liaison to Science
Field Museum of Natural History
1400 S Lake Shore Drive
60605 Chicago
IL
US
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Kate Webbink
  • Originator
Information Specialist
Field Museum of Natural History
1400 S Lake Shore Drive
60605 Chicago
IL
US
Ben Marks
  • Metadata Provider
Collection Manager
Field Museum of Natural History
1400 S Lake Shore Drive
60605 Chicago
IL
US
Shannon Hackett
  • Principal Investigator
Associate Curator of Zoology, Birds
Field Museum of Natural History
1400 S Lake Shore Drive
60605 Chicago
IL
US
Laura Russell
  • Programmer
Programmer
John Bates
  • Principal Investigator
Curator
The Field Museum of Natural History
The Field Museum of Natural History
60605 Chicago
IL
US

Geographic Coverage

Global

Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]

Additional Metadata

https://www.fieldmuseum.org/field-museum-natural-history-conditions-and-suggested-norms-use-collections-data-and-images

Alternative Identifiers 36f15a36-6b45-442e-9c31-cd633423aee0
https://fmipt.fieldmuseum.org/ipt/resource?r=fm_birds