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Field Museum of Natural History (Zoology) Bird Collection

Specimen Records: 527,634
Media Records: 0
iDigBio Last Ingested Date: 2017-05-21

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 Sharon Grant
RoleTechnology Liaison to Science
Emailsgrant@fieldmuseum.org
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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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