Morphometric traits of birds on Kilimanjaro

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This dataset includes morphological trait measurements of all bird species recorded on the study sites of Mt. Kilimanjaro. We measured traits related to the size of birds, as well as their foraging strategies. For instance, the size and shape of a bird's bill determine the type of resources a species may successfully exploit. The data was collected on museum specimens of 4 individuals for each species. Data on body mass was additionally compiled from literature. The data on Bird Morphology was collected from museum speciemens. Several measurers created a large database from specimens in several museums in Europe.

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DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.896213
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.896237
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.12606
Related Identifier http://store.pangaea.de/Publications/Eck-etal_2011/Measuring_Birds.pdf
Related Identifier https://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.894721
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.896213
Provenance
Creator Vollstaedt, Maximilian; Schleuning, Matthias; Böhning-Gaese, Katrin
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 2018
Funding Reference German Science Foundation
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
OpenAccess true
Representation
Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 2212 data points
Discipline Earth System Research