Biodiversity of Birds

Feb 21, 2014 (Last modified Jan 24, 2020)
Uploaded by Clinton Jenkins
Maps of bird diversity include the total species richness (using breeding, non-breeding, and combined ranges), major taxonomic groups (non-Passeriformes, Passeriformes, Tyranni, Passeri), threatened species, and small-ranged species. Species considered small-ranged are those with a geographic range size smaller than the global median (i.e., the 50% of species with the smallest ranges). Maps are based on data from BirdLife International, 2011 version.

For birds, current maps for small-ranged species and threatened species have been generated at a spatial resolution of 10x10km. Maps for major taxonomic groups of birds and total richness have been generated at a spatial resolution of 50x50km. Maps represent native, extant species only. Tables of the bird species included are available for download (
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Jenkins, CN, SL Pimm, LN Joppa

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Orme (2005, 2006), Grenyer (2006),Lamoreux (2006), Jenkins (2013)
Jenkins, CN, SL Pimm, LN Joppa (2013) Global Patterns of Terrestrial Vertebrate Diversity and Conservation. PNAS 110(28): E2602-E2610. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1302251110 (PDF)
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Clinton Jenkins
Associate Professor with Florida International University