Integrated Publishing Toolkit(IPT)

free and open access to biodiversity data

The Avian Collection of the Tana River Basin at the National Museums of Kenya's Ornithology Section.

Latest version published by National Museums of Kenya on Jul 31, 2019 National Museums of Kenya

Occurrence data from natural history collections are critical to understanding biodiversity change over time. The ornithology collection at National Museums of Kenya, holds over 30,000 specimens each carrying important information such as their occurrence across space and time. We mined data (species name, locality, collection date etc.) from these specimens collected from the Tana River Basin. Here, we present a geo-referenced dataset of avian species collected from 1911 to 2004.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence 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 224 records.

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 224 records in English (11 KB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (10 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (8 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:

Njoroge P, Mwangi E (2019): The Avian Collection of the Tana River Basin at the National Museums of Kenya's Ornithology Section.. v1.0. National Museums of Kenya. Dataset/Occurrence. http://ipt.museums.or.ke/ipt/resource?r=tana_birds&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: 7294f96c-7c04-483e-b19c-71e66253ca0f.  National Museums of Kenya publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Kenya.

Keywords

Aves; Tana River Basin; Specimen; Natural History Collection; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Peter Njoroge
Head, Ornithology Section
National Museums of Kenya Museum Hill Road P. O. Box 40658 - 00100 Nairobi Nairobi KE
http://www.museums.or.ke
Esther Mwangi
Research Scientist
National Museums of Kenya Museum Hill Road P. O. Box 40658 - 00100 Nairobi Nairobi KE
http://www.museums.or.ke

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Peter Njoroge
Head, Ornithology Section
National Museums of Kenya Museum Hill Road P. O. Box 40658 - 00100 Nairobi Nairobi KE
http://www.museums.or.ke

Who filled in the metadata:

Peter Njoroge
Head, Ornithology Section
National Museums of Kenya Museum Hill Road P. O. Box 40658 - 00100 Nairobi Nairobi KE
http://www.museums.or.ke

Who else was associated with the resource:

Publisher
Lawrence Monda
ICT Manager
National Museums of Kenya Museum Hill Road P.O.Box 40658 - 00100 Nairobi Nairobi KE
http://www.museums.or.ke
Processor
Esther Mwangi
Research Scientist
National Museums of Kenya Museum Hill Road P. O. Box 40658 - 00100 Nairobi Nairobi KE
http://www.museums.or.ke

Geographic Coverage

The Tana River Basin with its source from Aberdare mountains through Garissa, Hola and Garsen until it enters the Indian Ocean.

Bounding Coordinates South West [-2.976, 37.392], North East [0.489, 40.336]

Taxonomic Coverage

All specimens have been identified to the species level

Class  Aves

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1911-01-01 / 2004-01-01

Project Data

The project aims to elevate the importance of biodiversity data in the decision-making of key partners engaged in the Tana River Basin management. Through the mobilization of existing data, collection of supplemental field data and its publication to make it accessible through an interactive web platform

Title Developing a Freshwater Biodiversity Information System for the Tana River Basin, Kenya, for Improved Ecosystem Management and Development Planning
Identifier 60704 JRS-NMK
Funding JRS Biodiversity Foundation
Study Area Description The specimens are from the ornithology collection, National Museums of Kenya collected along the river Tana basin from the source to the delta just before the sea. The study area includes the counties of Nyeri, Muranga, Kirinyaga, Kiambu, Nyandarua, Embu, Tharaka-Nithi, Meru, Kitui, Garissa, Tana River and Lamu.
Design Description Data from the specimen labels was mined and keyed-in into excel spreadsheets. The data was then aligned to the Darwin Core guidelines following cleaning and validation. For geo-referencing, GEOLocate was used to translate the textual locality descriptions into geographical coordinates.

The personnel involved in the project:

Principal Investigator
Siro Masinde

Additional Metadata

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