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MVZ Egg and Nest Collection (Arctos)

Specimen Records: 14,533
Media Records: 28,073
iDigBio Last Ingested Date: 2017-06-14

MVZ egg and nest specimens are catalogued separately from traditional specimens (skins, skeletons, fluids). The egg and nest collection contains over 14,000 items, including over 12,800 egg sets, 220 nests, and 900 egg-nest combinations. The size of this collection ranks it as one of the largest such collections in North America. Eggs of nest parasites (e.g., cowbirds) are present in approximately 120 sets, and 150 egg sets or nests are associated with catalogued bird specimens. Eggs in this collection range in size from the tiny eggs of hummingbirds (0.2 grams) to the gigantic eggs of the extinct elephant bird (9 kilograms). Approximately 80-90% of the specimens are accompanied by original collector data slips and by photographs of sets taken in the museum, both of which are digitally linked to the record online. These data slips contain information on collecting locality, date, clutch size, incubation, identification, nest composition, and nest placement.

Contacts

Name Carla Cicero
RoleStaff Curator of Birds
Emailccicero@berkeley.edu
Name Carla Cicero
RoleStaff Curator of Birds
Emailccicero@berkeley.edu
Name Laura Russell
RoleVertNet Programmer
Emaillarussell@vertnet.org
Name David Bloom
RoleVertNet Coordinator
Emaildbloom@vertnet.org
Name John Wieczorek
RoleInformation Architect
Emailtuco@berkeley.edu
Name Dusty McDonald
RoleArctos Database Programmer
Emaildlmcdonald@alaska.edu
Name Rauri Bowie
RoleFaculty Curator of Birds
Emailbowie@berkeley.edu
Name Carla Cicero
RoleStaff Curator of Birds
Emailccicero@berkeley.edu
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This table shows any data corrections that were performed on this recordset to improve the capabilities of iDigBio Search. The first column represents the correction performed. The last two columns represent the number and percentage of records that were corrected. A complete list of the data quality flags and their descriptions can be found here. Clicking on a data flag name will take you to a search for all records with this flag in this recordset.
FlagRecords With This Flag(%) Percent With This Flag
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99.284
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98.032
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98.032
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98.032
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98.032
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98.032
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98.032
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98.032
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97.805
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97.667
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96.787
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96.621
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87.683
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21.427
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6.165
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4.424
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3.544
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3.523
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0.881
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0.509
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0.158
dwc_kingdom_suspect  i22
0.151
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0.034
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geopoint_0_coord  i4
0.028
rev_geocode_corrected  i4
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rev_geocode_lat_sign  i3
0.021
dwc_country_replaced  i1
0.007
rev_geocode_flip_both_sign  i1
0.007
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