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Occurrence data of Birds of the Upper Tana Basin, Kenya

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

The Upper Tana Basin, in the central part of Kenya is approximately 12,500km2 with an elevation range of 400m to 5199m. Several parks are found in this area such as the Aberdare National Park and Mount Kenya consisting of a rich biodiversity. Here, we present an occurrence dataset of the birds of the Upper Tana catchment area recorded from 7th to 14th of May, 2019. We recorded a total of 600 occurrences consisting of 145 species.

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 600 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.

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Njoroge P, Mlamba E, Mutati A, Mwangi E (2019): Occurrence data of Birds of the Upper Tana Basin, Kenya. v1.0. National Museums of Kenya. Dataset/Occurrence. http://ipt.museums.or.ke/ipt/resource?r=uppertana_birds&v=1.0

Rights

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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: eec636b7-914b-421a-9588-7fa3bc42a609.  National Museums of Kenya publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Kenya.

Keywords

Occurrence; Aves; Upper Tana Basin; Observation

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
Edson Mlamba
Research Intern
National Museums of Kenya Museum Hill Road P. O. Box 40658 - 00100 Nairobi Nairobi KE
http://www.museums.or.ke
Alex Mutati
Lab Technician
National Museums of Kenya Museum Hill Road P. O. Box 40658 - 00100 Nairobi Nairobi
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:

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
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

Geographic Coverage

Embu, Meru and Tharaka-Nithi counties in Kenya.

Bounding Coordinates South West [-0.573, 37.411], North East [0.299, 37.999]

Taxonomic Coverage

All individuals were identified to the Species level.

Class  Aves

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2019-05-07 / 2019-05-14

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 Upper Tana catchment is situated north-west of Nairobi and covers Nyeri, Meru, Kirinyaga, Muranga, Embu and Tharaka-Nithi counties. The surveys were carried out in the following counties: Embu, Meru and Tharaka-Nithi from 7th to 14th May 2019.

The personnel involved in the project:

Principal Investigator
Siro Masinde

Additional Metadata

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