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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceCalifornia
County/ParishSanta Barbara
LocalitySanta Cruz Island, Cave Of The Birds Eggs
Latitude34.072427
Longitude-119.87514300000001
Institution CodeWfvz
Collection CodeEggs
Catalog Number179610
Collected ByLloyd F. Kiff
Date Collected1992-06-04

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Eggs:
The WFVZ houses approximately 225,000 sets of eggs (equal to more than 1,000,000 individual eggs), representing at least 4,000 bird species from around the world, and collected from more than 400 individual and institutional collections. The egg collection of the WFVZ is the largest in the world.

The Western Foundation’s collections have contributed to multiple scientific fields (e.g., conservation, ecology, taxonomy, and toxicology). For example, the WFVZ provided photocopies of egg records for more than 500 species, and egg measurements for more than 400 species, covered by the Birds of North America series. This information and digital pictures of these eggs and nests are now available at www.birds.cornell.edu/birdsofna. The Foundation’s egg sets have also figured prominently in studies of eggshell thinning due to contaminants (e.g., DDT and heavy metals). Since 2000 alone, the WFVZ has contributed data to more than 200 publications. Thus, the value of the WFVZ’s collections for science, and for the conservation of bird species, continues to be evidenced.

Staff of the WFVZ provide data on eggs, including measurements and digital images, to researchers. Please contact René Corado, Collections Manager, for more information, and see our list of services available to researchers.

Nests:
The Foundation has more than 18,000 specimens from around the world, representing the largest collection of nests in North America and the world.

WFVZ pictures of the nests of North American breeding bird species are available at www.birds.cornell.edu/birdsofna, or researchers can contact us for particular digital images.

Skins:
The WFVZ houses more than 56,000 study skin specimens representing over 100 countries, with the largest numbers of specimens from the United States (>12,900), Mexico (>12,600), Malaysia (>4,400), Costa Rica (>4,000), and Ecuador (>3,800). The skin collection is at least the 16th largest among North American collections.

The primary sources for specimens currently are wildlife rehabilitation organizations; wildlife research agencies; birds killed by cats, window strikes, and car impacts; and the Foundation’s own field research projects. Materials are consistently acquired by the Western Foundation and used by researchers, educators, scientific artists, and other museums. In addition, materials are used in educational tours and presentations for the general public, both at the Foundation and at outside events.

Skin loans are made to qualified researchers.

Contacts

Name René Corado
RoleCollections Manager
Emailrene@wfvz.org
Name Linnea Hall
RoleExecutive Director
Emaillinnea@wfvz.org
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Taxonomy
Scientific NameCepphus columba
Higher ClassficationAlcidae
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassAves
OrderCharadriiformes
FamilyAlcidae
GenusCepphus
Specific Epithetcolumba
Infraspecific Epithetcolumba
Taxon Ranksubspecies
Nomenclatural CodeICZN
Vernacular NamePigeon Guillemot
Specimen
Catalog Number179610
Other Catalog NumbersSet Mark: K-SZ-PG-S-13
Preparationseggs
Life StageNot recorded
Institution CodeWFVZ
Collection CodeEggs
Occurrence IDurn:catalog:WFVZ:Eggs:179610
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Type of ResourcePhysicalObject
Collection Event
Collected ByLloyd F. Kiff
Date Collected1992-06-04
Year1992
Month6
Day4
Start Day of Year156
End Day of Year156
Collection RemarksMontrose specimens; #157 (1 of 1)
Locality
CountryUnited States
Country CodeUS
State / ProvinceCalifornia
CountySanta Barbara
Higher Geography| USA | California | Santa Barbara | | | |
ContinentNorth America
LocalitySanta Cruz Island, Cave of the Birds eggs
Verbatim LocalityUSA | California | Santa Barbara | Santa Cruz Island, Cave of the Birds eggs
Decimal Latitude34.072427
Decimal Longitude-119.875143
Georeference ProtocolGeoreferencing Quick Reference Guide
Coordinate Uncertainty In Meters1636
Geodetic DatumWGS84
Georeferenced ByRyane Cox
Georeferenced Date5 March 2014
Other
Languageen
Modified2015-10-18
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dwc:establishmentMeansnative
dwc:occurrenceStatuspresent
dwc:georeferenceVerificationStatusrequires verification
dwc:dynamicProperties{"incubation":"Not recorded" }
dwc:georeferenceSourcesGEOLocate..Monitoring and Restoration of Ashy Storm-Petrels ..at Santa Cruz Island, California, in 2009 .. William R. McIver, A. Laurie Harvey, and Harry R. Carter
dcterms:licensehttp://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0
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dwc:verbatimCoordinateSystemdecimal degrees
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