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Ringing Data of Birds of Arabuko-Sokoke Forest

Latest version published by National Museums of Kenya on Nov 2, 2018 National Museums of Kenya

The data presented here is part of the ringing data at the National Museums of Kenya, Ornithology Section archives for the years between 1971 – 1996. It contains a list of species caught and ringed in the Arabuko-Sokoke Forest by different ringers within this period. National Museum of Kenya , Ornithology Section is responsible for all ringing activities in East Africa. They are custodians of all the rings used by ringers within this part of Africa. The ringers are usually adviced to leave copies of their ringing records in the section for future references. The list consists of species recorded in the different habitats of the forest as well as those recorded in the areas with close proximity to Arabuko Sokoke Forest.

Data Records

The data in this sampling event resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 459 records. 1 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

  • Event (core)
    459
  • Occurrence 
    2739

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.

Downloads

Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 459 records in English (43 KB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (14 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (10 KB)

Versions

The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Ogada N, Juma F, Jackson C, Njoroge P (2018): Ringing Data of Birds of Arabuko-Sokoke Forest. v1.0. National Museums of Kenya. Dataset/Samplingevent. http://ipt.museums.or.ke/ipt/resource?r=asfringing&v=1.0

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is National Museums of Kenya. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 2d9bd0c1-98d1-476b-bd4d-22b472908eff.  National Museums of Kenya publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Kenya.

Keywords

Sampling event; bird ringing; Arabuko-Sokoke Forest; ringing schedule; Kenya; Ornithology; National Museums of Kenya

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Nelly Ogada
Research Intern
National Museums of Kenya Museum Hill Road 40658 Nairobi Nairobi KE
Frank Juma
Research Intern
National Museums of Kenya Museum Hill Road 40658 Nairobi Nairobi KE
Colin Jackson
National Director
A Rocha Kenya Beach Road, Plot 28, Watamu 383 - 80202 Malindi Coast KE
http://www.arocha.or.ke/
Peter Njoroge
Head of Section - Ornithology
National Museums of Kenya Museum Hill Road 40658 Nairobi Nairobi KE
http://www.museums.or.ke

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Peter Njoroge
Head of Section - Ornithology
National Museums of Kenya Museum Hill Road 40658 Nairobi Nairobi KE
http://www.museums.or.ke

Who filled in the metadata:

Colin Jackson
National Director
A Rocha Kenya Beach Road, Plot 28, Watamu 383 - 80202 Malindi Coast KE
http://www.arocha.or.ke/
Peter Njoroge
Head of Section - Ornithology
National Museums of Kenya Museum Hill Road 40658 Nairobi Nairobi KE
http://www.museums.or.ke

Who else was associated with the resource:

Processor
Esther Mwangi
Research Scientist
National Museums of Kenya Museum Hill Road 40658 Nairobi Nairobi KE
http://www.museums.or.ke
Publisher
Lawrence Monda
ICT Manager
National Museums of Kenya Museum Hill Road 40658 Nairobi Nairobi KE
http://www.museums.or.ke

Geographic Coverage

Arabuko Sokoke Forest

Bounding Coordinates South West [-3.505, 39.792], North East [-3.197, 40.001]

Taxonomic Coverage

Birds captured and ringed in Arabuko-Sokoke Forest were identified to Species level.

Kingdom  Animalia
Phylum  Chordata
Class  Aves

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1971-01-01 / 1996-01-01

Project Data

The purpose of this project is to digitalise all data of both flora and fauna recorded in Arabuko-Sokoke Forest making the data easily accessible to conservationists and researchers. By being the largest and least disturbed coastal forest in East Africa, the forest is home to a number of endemic and rare bird species. Ringing of birds in especially in forested habitats is one of the best methods of collecting data on cryptic species of birds found in the forest ecosystems.

Title Application of biodiversity monitoring data to resolve competing conservation management priorities in an East African forest landscape
Identifier BID-AF2017-0274-NAC
Funding The final formatting and digitisation of Arabuko-Sokoke Forest data was funded by the European Union through the Biodiversity Information for Development project of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility https://bid.gbif.org/en/calls/africa-2017/national-grants/
Study Area Description Arabuko-Sokoke Forest lies within co-ordinates 030 20’ S and 390 50’E. The forest is made up of three distinc habitat types namely. Cynometra Forest, Brachystegia Woodland and Mixed Forest. Cyanometra forest is dominated by Cynometra webberi and Manilkara sulcata tree species. The brachystegia woodland is dominated by Brachystegia spiciformis while in the moxed forest the common tree species are Afzelia quanzensis (formerly dominant), Hymenaea verrucosa, Combretum schumannii and Manilkara sansibarensis and the cycad Encephalartos hildebrandtii. These distinct habitats vary depending on the soil type and rainfall patterns. A number of seasonal wetlands are found in the forest including the Arabuko Swamp.
Design Description The main data collection method was mist netting. Different ringers collected ringing data in Arabuko Sokoke Forest at different times in the years between 1971 and 1996. They all stored copies of their records in the National Museums of Kenya, Ornithology Section. The list consist of species recorded within the boundaries of the forest and the adjucent environs. The species were approved before being added to this list. The data was then aligned to the Darwin Core Standards before publishing through the IPT at the National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi.

The personnel involved in the project:

Principal Investigator
Colin Jackson
Custodian Steward
Peter Njoroge
Point Of Contact
Nelly Ogada
Point Of Contact
Frank Juma

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers http://ipt.museums.or.ke/ipt/resource?r=asfringing