Biological, ecological, conservation and legal information for all species and subspecies of Australian bird

Stephen Garnett, Daisy Duursma, Glenn Ehmke, Patrick-Jean Guay, Alistair Stewart, Judit Szabo, Michael Weston, Simon Bennett, Gabriel Crowley, David Drynan, Guy Dutson, Kate Fitzherbert, Donald Franklin

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number150061
    Pages (from-to)1-6
    Number of pages6
    JournalScientific Data
    Volume2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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