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Birds

The Museum of Vertebrates (including the birds) is located in Howell Hall LAB 167. The Museum provides a source for teaching and learning about vertebrate organisms, especially those in central Oklahoma. It provides a catalogue for the identification of species in the region and makes this information available to students, researchers, and the general public.

With faculty licensed to collect, UCO is an official repository for salvaged vertebrate specimens. The vertebrate museum currently includes 1900 bird skins as well as numerous skeletons and bird nests. In addition, tens of thousands of owl pellet specimens, collected over a 30-year period, have been donated to UCO. They are providing valuable mammal distribution data for both graduate and undergraduate student research.

Contact Dr. Chris Butler for more information about the bird collection.

 

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