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Field Museum of Natural History (Zoology) Bird Collection

Specimen Records: 515,310
Media Records: 1,735
iDigBio Last Ingested Date: 2019-03-16

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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95.3
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95.3
dwc_taxonid_added  i491090
95.3
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95.3
dwc_taxonrank_added  i491090
95.3
gbif_canonicalname_added  i491090
95.3
gbif_genericname_added  i491090
95.3
gbif_taxon_corrected  i491090
95.3
idigbio_isocountrycode_added  i485733
94.26
dwc_scientificnameauthorship_added  i482213
93.577
gbif_vernacularname_added  i473348
91.857
gbif_reference_added  i467214
90.667
dwc_multimedia_added  i442049
85.783
dwc_country_replaced  i195743
37.985
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37.051
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32.069
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22.878
dwc_genus_replaced  i57238
11.107
taxon_match_failed  i46360
8.997
dwc_specificepithet_replaced  i38800
7.529
dwc_order_replaced  i19411
3.767
geopoint_low_precision  i10316
2.002
rev_geocode_eez  i8758
1.7
dwc_continent_replaced  i4060
0.788
rev_geocode_mismatch  i1969
0.382
dwc_taxonremarks_added  i1444
0.28
dwc_infraspecificepithet_added  i960
0.186
dwc_infraspecificepithet_replaced  i805
0.156
rev_geocode_corrected  i408
0.079
rev_geocode_failure  i390
0.076
dwc_continent_added  i328
0.064
rev_geocode_lat_sign  i313
0.061
dwc_stateprovince_replaced  i141
0.027
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0.027
dwc_kingdom_suspect  i139
0.027
datecollected_bounds  i138
0.027
dwc_genus_added  i124
0.024
dwc_class_replaced  i101
0.02
dwc_phylum_replaced  i101
0.02
dwc_order_added  i96
0.019
rev_geocode_lon_sign  i95
0.018
geopoint_0_coord  i70
0.014
dwc_country_added  i5
0.001
dwc_specificepithet_added  i2
0
rev_geocode_eez_corrected  i2
0
dwc_taxonrank_invalid  i1
0
dwc_taxonrank_removed  i1
0
scientificname_added  i1
0
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