American Museum of Natural History - Birds (AMNH-Bird)

The Department of Ornithology maintains one of the largest collections of bird specimens in the world. The research collections of the Department number nearly one million specimens; these include skins, skeletons, alcoholic preparations, eggs, nests, and tissue samples for molecular biochemical studies. A large number of type specimens and rare or extinct species are also found in its collections.

Data Manager: Tom Trombone, trombone@amnh.org
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 9 November 2023
IPT / DwC-A Source:
AMNHBirds-DwC-import-2023
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: American Museum of Natural History
Cite this collection:
American Museum of Natural History - Birds. Occurrence dataset (ID: 3111778b-a81c-4b86-9461-2bd97152ba7f) accessed via the New Brunswick Museum Collections Portal, /portal, 2024-07-20).
Collection Statistics
  • 813 specimen records
  • 0 georeferenced
  • 663 (82%) identified to species
  • 32 families
  • 76 genera
  • 78 species
  • 127 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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