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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).


Name Sharon Grant
RoleTechnology Liaison to Science
Name Ben Marks
RoleCollection Manager
Name Shannon Hackett
RoleAssociate Curator of Zoology, Birds
Name Laura Russell
Name John Bates
Name Sharon Grant
RoleTechnology Liaison to Science
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TagCT scan | oVert
DescriptionBurhinus 313725 CT Image Stack. Scanned as part of the oVert project, additional data on the supplementary tab.
Identifier154b0c75-b3a4-454f-a171-dd6747005f6d | ark:/87602/m4/M57367
TitleBurhinus 313725 CT Image Stack
Rights[Copyright] Field Museum of Natural History - CC BY-NC
Metadata Date2019-09-13
Provider-managed ID1881675
Service Access Pointhttps://mm.fieldmuseum.org/154b0c75-b3a4-454f-a171-dd6747005f6d
CreditField Museum of Natural History
License URLhttps://www.fieldmuseum.org/field-museum-natural-history-conditions-and-suggested-norms-use-collections
Attribution StatementPlease cite this as: (c) The Field Museum (DATE) CC-BY-NC
CreatorStephanie Baumgart : University of Chicago | Field Museum of Natural History - Birds Collection
Original Dateand Time15 Jul 2018
ID Containing Collectionhttp://biocol.org/urn:lsid:biocol.org:col:34795
Access URIhttps://mm.fieldmuseum.org/154b0c75-b3a4-454f-a171-dd6747005f6d
Hash FunctionMD5
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