J-Bird expects to build a master list of species when it is launched for the first time. You can use the Sibley Monroe list that is provided with J-Bird, the CINFO or AOU lists, which J-Bird should be able to download from the internet for you, or you can import a custom master list.
More information about the lists is available from Rolf de By's web page http://www.ornitaxa.com/SM/SMOrg/sm.html. The list exists in two files that are stored in the downloads subdirectory of the directory in which J-Bird was installed. Families are in the file families.prt, and the species list is in the file smlist.
IMPORTANT NOTICE. I DO NOT HOLD THE COPYRIGHT OF THESE LISTS, AND BELIEVE THERE ARE NO COPYRIGHTS INVOLVED, AS THE NAMES OF BIRD SPECIES ARE IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN. THIS IS MY JUDGEMENT AFTER CONSULTATIONS WITH MANY PEOPLE, INCLUDING THE AUTHORS OR PEOPLE CLOSE TO THEM OF THE BOOKS MENTIONED ABOVE. HOWEVER, I URGE EVERYONE TO LIVE BY THE FOLLOWING RULES:
- You may distribute UNCHANGED copies of the file(s). In all cases of distribution, you should include this notice together with an explicit note that this is the Sibley/Monroe list as of 1990, published by Yale University Press, and including changes from the 1993 Supplement.
- You may modify a renamed copy of the files for PERSONAL use only. Refrain from redistributing such files.
- You are NOT ALLOWED to take money for the distribution or use of the file(s) in changed or unchanged form, except for nominal costs for copying et cetera.
- You are NOT ALLOWED to distribute printed versions, changed or unchanged, of the file(s).
THIS IS TO PROTECT YOU FROM ILLEGAL ACTION.
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Last updated 17 June 2006