Bird Pictures Archive

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BirdPix curates interesting and important photos of birds. There are no particular constraints on what can and cannot be submitted, apart from needing the locality information. It is an excellent place to deposit photos of species which are out of their normal ranges. For atlasers, it can be used to keep the photos of species for which “Out of Range Forms”? (ORFs) were generated. For bird ringers, it can be used to store photos of birds in the hand which were for some reason interesting: for example, pictures showing unusual patterns of wing moult, plumage variation with age and sex, etc. Records submitted to BirdPix will be included as incidental records for mapping bird distributions.

 

BIRDPIX Metadata

1) DATASET CONTACT
Name of Organization/Department FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, Department of Biological Science, University of Cape Town
Contact person (Person to contact about the dataset) Dr Rene Navarro
Position Project Manager
Postal Address FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, Department of Biological Science, University of Cape Town
Postal code 7701
City/Town Rondebosch, Cape Town
Province Western Cape
Country South Africa
Telephone +27 (0)21 650 4751
Cell
Fax +27 (0)21 650 3301
Email rene.navarro@uct.ac.za
Website address (url) http://vmus.adu.org.za/?vm=BirdPix
2) DATASET METADATA
Title of dataset Bird Pictures Archive
Brief description (max. 200 words) BirdPix curates interesting and important photos of birds. There are no particular constraints on what can and cannot be submitted, apart from needing the locality information. It is an excellent place to deposit photos of species which are out of their normal ranges. For atlasers, it can be used to keep the photos of species for which “Out of Range Forms”? (ORFs) were generated. For bird ringers, it can be used to store photos of birds in the hand which were for some reason interesting: for example, pictures showing unusual patterns of wing moult, plumage variation with age and sex, etc. Records submitted to BirdPix will be included as incidental records for mapping bird distributions.
Purpose (max. 200 words) The information consolidated within BirdPix will build up a comprehensive identification guide, as well as mapping the ranges of each species.
Begin date (When data collection started) 2012-March-13
End date for static datasets (When was data collection ended) on-going
3) DATA QUALITY
Give a brief account of any biases, gaps or errors which may exist in the dataset. All VM records include coordinates. Species identificatios in the VM collections are done by a panel of expert birders. Photos submitted to the virtual museum are biased to species that are easy to photograph and to areas which are most accessible to the public.
4) ACCESS/USE CONSTRAINTS
How to get a copy of the dataset Data summaries and distributions maps are available in the project's website. For raw data requests email the contact person.
5) OTHER INFORMATION
Other information about the dataset which may be important. BirdPix s a joint project started by the Animal Demography Unit, Biological Science, University of Cape Town
6) METADATA AUTHOR
Author name (name of the person who entered the metadata record) Dr Rene Navarro
Author organization FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, Department of Biological Science, University of Cape Town
Author position Information Systems Specialist
Author address FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, Department of Biological Science, University of Cape Town
Author postal code 7701
Author city/town Cape Town
Author province Western Cape
Author country South Africa
Author telephone +27 (0)21 650 4751
Author fax +27 (0)21 650 3301
Author email rene.navarro@uct.ac.za
Metadata creation date 31-July-2018
Last update of metadata 31-July-2018

 

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