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New database of all Australian birds

PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:20 pm
by Teleost
Did someone say that they'd love huge datasets freely available to anyone who wants them? This is a great bird resource.

http://www.nature.com/articles/sdata201561

Abstract

We introduce a dataset of biological, ecological, conservation and legal information for every species and subspecies of Australian bird, 2056 taxa or populations in total. Version 1 contains 230 fields grouped under the following headings: Taxonomy & nomenclature, Phylogeny, Australian population status, Conservation status, Legal status, Distribution, Morphology, Habitat, Food, Behaviour, Breeding, Mobility and Climate metrics. It is envisaged that the dataset will be updated periodically with new data for existing fields and the addition of new fields. The dataset has already had, and will continue to have applications in Australian and international ornithology, especially those that require standard information for a large number of taxa.


The dataset is laid out as a .csv or .xlsx spreadsheet which means pretty much anyone can access it and use it however they like. You can download the dataset at https://figshare.com/collections/Australian_Bird_Data_Version_1.0_%282015%29/1499292.

Re: New database of all Australian birds

PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 1:20 pm
by buffy
Oh my....the work involved in that is mind blowing.

:)