Description

Our bird collection focuses on Queensland and Papua New Guinea regions, documenting an historical record of species distributions, past and present.

Skin, skeleton and spirit collections dating back to the 1870s, including extinct species, provide a valuable reference resource for biological and ecological studies. These holdings are supplemented with more than 5,000 egg clutches and 300 nests.

Taxonomic range

Kingdoms covered include: Animalia.

The Queensland Museum Birds collection includes members from the following taxa:
Aves.

Number of specimens in the collection

The estimated number of specimens in the Queensland Museum Birds collection is 32,000.

Of these 30,690 are databased. This represents 95.9 % of the collection.

Click the Records & Statistics tab to access those database records that are available through the atlas.

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Metadata last updated on 2013-07-10 15:28:21.0

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Lonchura castaneothorax

Location

Corner of Grey & Melbourne Streets, South Bank, South Brisbane
Brisbane
Queensland 4101

Contact

Dr Steve Van Dyck
Senior Curator of Vertebrates
phone: 07 3840 7706
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Paul Avern
editor
phone: (07) 3840 7711
phone: (07) 3846 1226
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Digitised records available through the Atlas

The Queensland Museum Birds collection has an estimated 32,000 specimens.
The collection has databased 95.9 % of these (30,690 records).

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