Field Museum of Natural History (Zoo…

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Field Museum of Natural History (Zoology) Bird Collection

Description

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).

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Administrative contact
Sharon Grant
Technology Liaison to Science
Field Museum of Natural History 1400 S Lake Shore Drive 60605 Chicago IL United States 3126657203
Metadata author
Ben Marks
Collection Manager
Field Museum of Natural History 1400 S Lake Shore Drive 60605 Chicago IL United States
Originator
Sharon Grant
Technology Liaison to Science
Field Museum of Natural History 1400 S Lake Shore Drive 60605 Chicago IL United States 3126657203

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Publication Date

Apr 18, 2012

Registration Date

Jul 12, 2012

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Laura Russell
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Principal investigator
Shannon Hackett
Associate Curator of Zoology, Birds
Field Museum of Natural History 1400 S Lake Shore Drive 60605 Chicago IL United States