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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceCalifornia
County/ParishSan Diego
LocalityChula Vista, Otay Valley
Latitude32.590548
Longitude-117.01347700000001
Institution CodeWfvz
Collection CodeEggs
Catalog Number208945
Collected ByE.e. Sechrist
Date Collected1906-04-24

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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 NameFalco sparverius
Higher ClassficationFalconidae
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassAves
OrderFalconiformes
FamilyFalconidae
GenusFalco
Specific Epithetsparverius
Infraspecific Epithetsparverius
Taxon Ranksubspecies
Nomenclatural CodeICZN
Vernacular NameAmerican Kestrel
Specimen
Catalog Number208945
Other Catalog NumbersSet Mark: 5-10-5
PreparationsC
Life StageFresh
Institution CodeWFVZ
Collection CodeEggs
Occurrence IDurn:catalog:WFVZ:Eggs:208945
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Type of ResourcePhysicalObject
Collection Event
Collected ByE.E. Sechrist
Date Collected1906-04-24
Year1906
Month4
Day24
Start Day of Year114
End Day of Year114
Collection RemarksAdditional data on card. Eggs unavailable.
Locality
CountryUnited States
Country CodeUS
State / ProvinceCalifornia
CountySan Diego
Higher Geography| USA | California | San Diego | | | |
ContinentNorth America
LocalityChula Vista, Otay Valley
Verbatim LocalityUSA | California | San Diego | Chula Vista, Otay Valley
Decimal Latitude32.590548
Decimal Longitude-117.013477
Georeference ProtocolGeoreferencing Quick Reference Guide
Coordinate Uncertainty In Meters8952
Geodetic DatumWGS84
Georeference RemarksGeoreferenced all of Otay Valley
Georeferenced ByRyane Cox
Georeferenced Date15 January 2014
Other
Languageen
Modified2015-10-18
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