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Canadian Museum of Nature Bird Collection

Latest version published by Canadian Museum of Nature on Mar 20, 2019 Canadian Museum of Nature

The Canadian Museum of Nature's extensive Bird Collection is comprised of study skins, mounted specimens, skeletons, nests, eggs, and some fluid-preserved specimens. In all, there are approximately 125,000 specimens representing ca. 2,600 species (one quarter of the world's species). This reference collection documents the extensive variation found in bird species across Canada, but also in countries where some of our birds spend the winter, such as Mexico or Brazil. The collection contains specimens taken over a long span of time, including species that are now extinct.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 100,970 records. 1 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

  • Occurrence (core)
    100970
  • Multimedia 
    231

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.

Downloads

Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 100,970 records in English (11 MB) - Update frequency: irregular
Metadata as an EML file download in English (7 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (5 KB)

Versions

The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Khidas K (2018): Canadian Museum of Nature Bird Collection. v1.11. Canadian Museum of Nature. Dataset/Occurrence. http://ipt.nature.ca/resource?r=cmn_bird&v=1.11

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Canadian Museum of Nature. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 848586a4-a07b-4974-9f12-e1bbe0736a21.  Canadian Museum of Nature publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Canada Biodiversity Information Facility.

Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Kamal Khidas
Curator, Vertebrate Zoology
Canadian Museum of Nature Ottawa Ontario CA 1-613-364-4098
https://nature.ca/en/research-collections/science-experts/kamal-khidas

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Kamal Khidas
Curator, Vertebrate Zoology
Canadian Museum of Nature Ottawa Ontario CA 1-613-364-4098
https://nature.ca/en/research-collections/science-experts/kamal-khidas
Gregory Rand
Manager, Bird Collection
Canadian Museum of Nature Ottawa Ontario CA 613-566-4291

Who filled in the metadata:

David Shorthouse
Assistant Collections Information Manager
Canadian Museum of Nature Ottawa Ontario CA

Who else was associated with the resource:

Curator
Kamal Khidas
Curator, Vertebrate Zoology
Canadian Museum of Nature Ottawa Ontario CA 613-364-4098
https://nature.ca/en/research-collections/science-experts/kamal-khidas
Processor
Gregory Rand
Assistant Collection Manager
Canadian Museum of Nature Ottawa Ontario CA
Processor
Stéphanie Tessier
Assistant Collection Manager
Canadian Museum of Nature Ottawa Ontario CA
Processor
Marie-Hélène Hubert
Collection Technician
Canadian Museum of Nature Ottawa Ontario CA

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 848586a4-a07b-4974-9f12-e1bbe0736a21
8309005e-f762-11e1-a439-00145eb45e9a
http://ipt.nature.ca/resource?r=cmn_bird