Afrotropical Birds LifeDesk
Digitization of ornithological content at the Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA) was partially made possible through a Rubenstein Fellowship.
The taxa selection is especially based on endemism and threat status of birds in the Congo Basin and surroundings, Louette’s research (such as on Accipiter raptors and Ploceus weavers) and on presence in the ornithological collection at the RMCA (especially its type specimens). Images are assembled from the RMCA’s photographic archives (including historical grayscale pictures), scanned old literature (including drawings from the Biodiversity Heritage Library) and contributions of photographers. REFERENCES: Louette, M., Meirte, D., Louage, A. & Reygel, A. 2010. Type specimens of birds in the Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren. Series ‘Zool. Doc. Online Series (R. Mus. Centr. Afr.)’. Tervuren: RMCA. 343 p. URL: https://www.africamuseum.be/en/staff/222/publication_detail_view?pubid=2216