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Inside the Collections: Ornithology

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The American Museum of Natural History houses the largest collection of bird specimens in the world. Representing all continents and nearly 99 percent of avian species, these specimens help researchers study the evolutionary history of birds and patterns of geographic variation. In the video below, Department of Ornithology Collections Manager Paul Sweet offers a behind-the-scenes look at the collection and its role in scientific research and conservation.


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