Caire-Chabrand Collection

Latest version published by Musée de la Vallée (Barcelonnette) on 23 May 2024 Musée de la Vallée (Barcelonnette)
Publication date:
23 May 2024
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The Musee de la Vallee of Barcelonnette holds an important collection of mounted birds specimens started by Joseph Adolphe Caire (1809-1884) during the 19th century and completed by Emile Chabrand (1843-1893) who travelled around the world. The Caire-Chabrand Collection houses 880 specimens representing 487 species of birds, collected in all continents but mainly in France and Europe. One extinct species, the Passenger Pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius), is represented by an adult male.

Data Records

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1 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

Occurrence (core)

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Gouraud C. Inventory of the Caire-Chabrand Collection (Musée de la Vallée, Barcelonnette, France).


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The publisher and rights holder of this work is Musée de la Vallée (Barcelonnette). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC 4.0) License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: d4d77b21-464f-4e05-91ba-f6ebab042655.  Musée de la Vallée (Barcelonnette) publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF France.


Occurrence; Specimen; Occurrence


Christophe Gouraud
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Scientific referee/advisor of the Caire-Chabrand Collection
Musee de la Vallee
Musee la Vallee 10 avenue de la Liberation
04400 Barcelonnette
GBIF France
  • Distributor
IT support
GBIF France
GBIF France - MNHN Géologie CP48, 43 rue Buffon
75005 Paris

Geographic Coverage

Global coverage

Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers d4d77b21-464f-4e05-91ba-f6ebab042655