avesperu

Lifecycle: stable CRAN status R-CMD-check

The avesperu package opens the door to Peru’s extraordinary birds, comprising approximately 1,892 species, making it one of the world’s most diverse bird-rich countries. This comprehensive R package provides users with access to the meticulously documented “List of the Birds of Peru” by M. A. Plenge. It’s worth noting that avian taxonomy is dynamic, with dramatic changes over time. Bird species categorization has been refined based on articles, published photographs, sound recordings from accredited institutions, and more.

The species list follows the taxonomic classification endorsed by the South American Checklist Committee (SACC), which assigns species codes reflecting their residency status, endemism, migratory behavior, vagrancy, introductions, extirpation, and hypothetical presence. As of now, SACC is in the process of recognizing certain subspecies as full species, a development that will alter the species count. The “H” category, which signifies hypothetical species, is now ranked fifth in South America, following Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, and Ecuador. It is anticipated that this ranking could diminish further if well-documented records are published.

Suggested citation:

citation("avesperu")
#> To cite avesperu in publications use:
#> 
#>   Santos - Andrade, PE. (2023). avesperu: Access to the List of Birds
#>   Species of Peru. R package version 0.0.0.1.
#> 
#> A BibTeX entry for LaTeX users is
#> 
#>   @Manual{,
#>     title = {avesperu: Access to the List of Birds Species of Peru},
#>     author = {Paul E. Santos - Andrade},
#>     year = {2023},
#>     note = {R package version 0.0.0.1},
#>   }
#> 
#> To cite the avesperu dataset, please use: Plenge, M. A. Version
#> [07/06/2023] List of the birds of Peru / Lista de las aves del Perú.
#> Unión de Ornitólogos del Perú:
#> https://sites.google.com/site/boletinunop/checklist

Installation

You can install the development version of avesperu like so:

pak::pak("PaulESantos/avesperu")

Usage

Here’s a quick example of how to use the avesperu package:

library(avesperu)
#> This is avesperu 0.0.0.1

splist <- c("Falco sparverius",
            "Tinamus osgodi",
            "Crypturellus sooui",
            "Thraupisa palamarum",
            "Thamnophilus praecox")

search_avesperu(splist = splist, max_distance = 0.05)
#>       name_submitted     accepted_name     english_name        spanish_name
#> 1   Falco sparverius  Falco sparverius American Kestrel Cernícalo Americano
#> 2     Tinamus osgodi   Tinamus osgoodi    Black Tinamou        Perdiz Negra
#> 3 Crypturellus sooui Crypturellus soui   Little Tinamou        Perdiz Chica
#>           order     family status dist
#> 1 Falconiformes Falconidae   nill    0
#> 2  Tinamiformes  Tinamidae   nill    1
#> 3  Tinamiformes  Tinamidae   nill    1
splist <- c("Falco sparverius",
            "Tinamus osgodi",
            "Crypturellus sooui",
            "Thraupisa palamarum",
            "Thraupisa palamarum",
            "Thamnophilus praecox")

search_avesperu(splist = splist, max_distance = 0.1)
#> The following names are repeated in the 'splist': Thraupisa palamarum
#>        name_submitted     accepted_name     english_name        spanish_name
#> 1    Falco sparverius  Falco sparverius American Kestrel Cernícalo Americano
#> 2      Tinamus osgodi   Tinamus osgoodi    Black Tinamou        Perdiz Negra
#> 3  Crypturellus sooui Crypturellus soui   Little Tinamou        Perdiz Chica
#> 4 Thraupisa palamarum Thraupis palmarum     Palm Tanager Tangara de Palmeras
#>           order     family status dist
#> 1 Falconiformes Falconidae   nill    0
#> 2  Tinamiformes  Tinamidae   nill    1
#> 3  Tinamiformes  Tinamidae   nill    1
#> 4 Passeriformes Thraupidae   nill    2