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Birds of the Kangchenjunga Landscape

Latest version published on Feb 4, 2019
This resource has not been registered with GBIF

This checklist contains a total of 618 bird species documented from the Kangchenjunga Landscape. This information has been collated from the country level feasibility assessment reports of Kangchenjunga Landscape prepared by the implementing partners in Bhutan, India and Nepal as well as from various literatures.

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 618 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.

Downloads

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Data as a DwC-A file download 618 records in English (34 KB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (11 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (10 KB)

Versions

The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

ICIMOD (2018) Birds of the Kangchenjunga Landscape.

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

To the extent possible under law, the publisher has waived all rights to these data and has dedicated them to the Public Domain (CC0 1.0). Users may copy, modify, distribute and use the work, including for commercial purposes, without restriction.

GBIF Registration

This resource has not been registered with GBIF

Keywords

Birds; Biodiversity; Avifauna; Kangchenjunga Landscape; Eastern Nepal; Sikkim; North Bengal; India; Western Bhutan; HKH-bif

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Pratikshya Kandel
Research Associate
ICIMOD Khumaltar Kathmandu NP 977-1-5003222
http://www.icimod.org/

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Dr. Nakul Chettri
Programme Coordinator - Kangchenjunga Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative
ICIMOD Khumaltar Kathmandu NP 977-1-5003222
http://www.icimod.org/?q=11420

Who filled in the metadata:

Pratikshya Kandel
Research Associate Biodiversity
ICIMOD Khumaltar Kathmandu NP 977-1-5003222

Who else was associated with the resource:

Content Provider
Kailash Gaira
Programme Coordinator
GB Pant National Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development (GBPNIHESD) Pangthang Gangtok Sikkim IN
http://gbpihed.gov.in/Contact_Us.html
Content Provider
Yadav Uprety
Programme Coordinator
Research Centre for Applied Science and Technology (RECAST) Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur Kathmandu NP
https://www.recast.edu.np/

Geographic Coverage

The checklist contains the list of birds that are found in Bhutan, India and Nepal part of the Kangchenjunga Landscape.

Bounding Coordinates South West [26.361, 87.508], North East [28.13, 90.408]

Taxonomic Coverage

There are a total of 618 bird species belonging to 19 orders and 77 families. Passeriformes is the dominant order that constitutes 62% of the total records. Among the families, Muscicapidae is the most common and diversely represented family.

Species  Aquila clanga (Greater Spotted Eagle)

Project Data

The Kangchenjunga Landscape encompasses the southern stretch of landscape surrounding Mt Kangchenjunga (8,586m), which spreads over diverse ecological zones in eastern Nepal, North Bengal and Sikkim in India, and western Bhutan.

Title Kangchenjunga Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative
Funding The MacArthur Foundation, Austrian Development Fund and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Study Area Description The database covers Bhutan, India and Nepal part of the Kangchenjunga Landscape. The KL Bhutan constitutes western part of Bhutan (Haa, Chukha, Samtse, Dagana and Paro dzongkhags), KL india constitutes North Bengal and Sikkim and KL Nepal covers Taplejung, Panchthar, Ilam and Jhapa districts of Nepal.
Design Description The database is primarily based on the desktop review. The data are collated from the country level feasibility assessment reports prepared by the implementing partners in Bhutan, India and Nepal as well from various related literature.

The personnel involved in the project:

Point Of Contact
Dr. Nakul Chettri

Sampling Methods

The database was created using secondary information collected from various literature and country level feasibility assessment reports of the Kangchenjunga Landscape prepared by implementing partners in Bhutan, India and Nepal.

Study Extent The database contains list of birds from Bhutan, India and Nepal part of the Kangchenjunga Landscape. The database was created in 2017 following various literature and country level feasibility assessment reports of the Kangchenjunga Landscape.
Quality Control Scientific names of species, their families, orders, IUCN status, habitat and distribution etc were crosschecked with relevant literature for their accuracy.

Method step description:

  1. The database was created in excel sheet using secondary information collected from various literature and country level feasibility assessment reports of the Kangchenjunga Landscape. Scientific names of species, their families, orders, IUCN status, habitat and distribution etc were crosschecked with relevant literature for their accuracy.The data were then transformed into the Darwin Core Format.

Bibliographic Citations

  1. GBPNIHESD. (2014). Feasibility Assessment Report KL-India. Unpublished report. GB Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment and Sustainable Development, Sikkim Unit, India.
  2. RECAST (2014). Feasibility assessment report KL Nepal. Research Centre for Applied Science and Technology, Tribhuvan University. Kathmandu: Nepal

Additional Metadata

Purpose This database is created to provide open access data sets for both checklist and occurrence data to contribute interests of academic fraternity and informed decision making process.
Maintenance Description This has been embedded as a part of the Regional Database Initiative with provision of periodic updates.
Alternative Identifiers 072cefe5-3c2e-493e-bd87-88736dfa41ef
http://rds.icimod.org:8080/hkh-bif/resource?r=birds_kangchenjunga