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Field Museum of Natural History (Zoology) Bird Collection

Specimen Records: 521,444
Media Records: 4,065
iDigBio Last Ingested Date: 2020-07-24

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).

Contacts

Name Sharon Grant
RoleTechnology Liaison to Science
Emailsgrant@fieldmuseum.org
Name Ben Marks
RoleCollection Manager
Emailbmarks@fieldmuseum.org
Name Shannon Hackett
RoleAssociate Curator of Zoology, Birds
Emailshackett@fieldmuseum.org
Name Laura Russell
RoleProgrammer
Emaillarussell@vertnet.org
Name John Bates
RoleCurator
Emailsgrant@fieldmuseum.org
Name Sharon Grant
RoleTechnology Liaison to Science
Emailsgrant@fieldmuseum.org
  • Data Corrected
  • Data Use
  • Raw
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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95.303
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95.303
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95.303
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95.303
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95.303
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95.303
gbif_genericname_added  i496952
95.303
gbif_taxon_corrected  i496952
95.303
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94.326
dwc_scientificnameauthorship_added  i488025
93.591
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91.885
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90.689
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85.882
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38.706
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37.221
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32.033
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22.916
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11.166
taxon_match_failed  i46894
8.993
dwc_specificepithet_replaced  i39202
7.518
dwc_order_replaced  i19698
3.778
geopoint_low_precision  i10396
1.994
rev_geocode_eez  i8759
1.68
dwc_continent_replaced  i3182
0.61
rev_geocode_mismatch  i1981
0.38
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0.277
dwc_infraspecificepithet_added  i961
0.184
dwc_infraspecificepithet_replaced  i805
0.154
rev_geocode_corrected  i400
0.077
rev_geocode_failure  i392
0.075
dwc_continent_added  i324
0.062
rev_geocode_lat_sign  i289
0.055
dwc_stateprovince_replaced  i141
0.027
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0.027
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0.027
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0.024
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0.021
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0.019
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0.019
dwc_order_added  i96
0.018
geopoint_0_coord  i70
0.013
datecollected_bounds  i9
0.002
dwc_country_added  i5
0.001
rev_geocode_eez_corrected  i2
0
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