Institutional Collection: Division of Birds

Collection Information

CollectionCode: 
Birds
Status of Collection: 
Active
Accession Status: 
Institutional
Collection Description: 

USNM bird specimens are cited without a collection code (USNM:xxxxx) 610,000+ specimens representing ~80% of bird species. Skins, skeletal and fluid-preserved tissue collections, egg sets, nests, frozen tissues. Almost 4,000 type specimens.

Collection Content Type: 
Biological: Living cell or tissue cultures
Biological: Preserved organisms, their parts & products
Biological: Animal-built structures (middens, beehives, etc.)
Biological: Animal-derived (skins, eggs, feathers, etc.)
Biological: Cells, tissue (non-human)
Preservation Type: 
Sample Treatment: Fluid preserved
Sample Treatment: Skeletonized
Sample Treatment: Tanned
Storage Environment: Ambient controlled (indoors)
Storage Environment: Frozen (-20)
Access Eligibility and Rules: 
(empty)
LSID: 
(empty)
Cool URI: 
http://grbio.org/cool/e49n-75xd

Collection's Mailing Address

Mailing Address 1: 
Smithsonian Institution
Mailing Address 2: 
Division of Birds
Mailing Address 3: 
PO Box 37012, MRC 116
City/Town: 
Washington
State/Province: 
DC
Postal/Zip Code: 
20560-0116
Country: 
USA

Collection Contact Information

Primary Contact: 
  • Created: 24 April 2013 - 12:28pm EDT
  • Updated: 3 August 2016 - 4:31pm EDT
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