DMNH Birds

Occurrence dataset published by Delaware Museum of Natural History

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DMNH Birds

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The bird collection consists of approximately 67,000 study skins, 9,000 skeletons, 6,000 alcohol-preserved birds, and 36,000 clutches of eggs. The holdings represent about 4,000 bird species. About 140 taxa are in the type collection. The alcohol collection was eighth in the world in 1982 (Wood et al. 1982) and has nearly doubled in size since then, the skeleton collection was 18th in the world in 1986 (Wood & Schnell 1986), and the egg collection is second largest in North America (Kiff & Hough 1985). All skeletal and alcohol specimen data are entered into a computer database, as are all of the study skins. The egg collection data is not in a database. The collection, worldwide in scope, has especially strong collections of Philippine and Central and South American birds. Extinct species are also represented. Formation of the collection began when the Museum was founded in 1957. Among the collections that can be found here are those of George Miksch Sutton, Allan R. Phillips, Olin S. Pettingill, T.D. Burleigh, D.S. Rabor, and M. Hachisuka - D.S. Ripley.

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Administrative contact
Jean L. Woods, Ph.D. Woods, Ph.D.
Curator of Birds
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE US, 19807-0937 19807-0937 Wilmington DE United States +01 302-658-9111 -- 314
Metadata author
Jean L. Woods, Ph.D.
Curator of Birds
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike 19807-0937 Wilmington DE United States +01 302-658-9111 -- 314
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Jean L. Woods, Ph.D.
Curator of Birds
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike 19807-0937 Wilmington DE United States +01 302-658-9111 -- 314

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Delaware Museum of Natural History

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Jun 6, 2012

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Jun 6, 2012

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Class Aves (Birds)

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Collection is worldwide in scope with strengths in USA, Mexico, and Philippines.

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Collection is worldwide in scope with strengths in USA, Mexico, and Philippines.

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