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Name/Title
A mounted pūkeko specimen. The specimen has been mounted on a black wooden base in a walking pose.
Accession No
TM2003.143

Name/Title
A small round bird's nest made from thin strips of plant fibre/grasses and green sphagnum moss.
Accession No
TM2000.315

Name/Title
A male North Island Brown Kiwi ( Apteryx australis mantelli ) which is mounted in a standing position. The specimen is inside a wooden case with a Perspex front.
Accession No
A98.742

Name/Title
A male North Island Brown Kiwi ( Apteryx australis mantelli ) which is mounted on a piece of wood in a standing position.
Accession No
A98.741

Name/Title
Icterus nigrogularis. Common name: Yellow Oriole.
A small bird. It is predominately yellow with a black throat, wings and tail. There is a small marking of black around each eye. The flight feathers are black with white tips. The beak is black and straight. The yellow has a slight orange tinge to it. The beak is slightly opened. The legs are stretched out towards the end of the tail.
Accession No
A98.736

Name/Title
A small bird of about 13cm from beak tip to tail. There is iridescent purple on the back starting from the head to tail. The major flight feathers are a light black, brownish colour. The underbelly is white. There is a small black patch directly under the head by the lower beak. The legs and beak are black.
Accession No
A98.735

Name/Title
Euplectes afer. Common name: Yellow-crowned bishop.
It is a small finch like bird. Predominately yellow and black. It has a yellow crown giving it its name. The throat is black and so is the belly and wings. The chest has a band of yellow. The beak is black and the legs are pale. It has a short tail with light black/grey flight feathers.
Accession No
A98.734

Name/Title
Coracina pectoralis: Synonym: Ceblepyris pectoralis. Common name: White-breasted cuckooshrike
A bird specimen. "Ceblepyris pectoralis..." is written on a tag attached to the leg. Possibly originally collected by William Swainson.
The bird is a grey colour. The back of the body and head of the bird is light grey and the flight feathers of the wings and tail is a dark grey/black colour. The underside belly is white.
The bird is preserved with wings closed and legs flat against the body. The beak is triangular and is broader than most birds of similar size.
Accession No
A98.732

Name/Title
Setophaga ruticilla. Common name: American redstart.
It is a small bird. It is predominately black with orange patches around the wings and base of the tail. The belly is white. This specimen is a male.
Accession No
A98.727

Name/Title
Dinopium benghalense. Common name: Black-rumped flameback woodpecker.
It has a bright golden yellow back. The head is black with red feathers, which when alive would stick up. The underbelly is white, dirty brown with black spots. The flight feathers are black with white spots. The tag around the leg says ' Brachylophius hemipodius (Picus Bengalensisa Auct.), (No74_ India. The identification is possibly a synonym.
Accession No
A98.724

Name/Title
A small bird possibly of the Regulus genus. It is one of the crest or kinglet species. No information on the specimen about where it was actually collected. It is a small yellow-green bird. It has a lighter underside than the back.
Accession No
A98.723

Name/Title
Paradisaea minor (Lesser bird of paradise). An unmounted Bird of Paradise specimen.
Accession No
A98.716

Name/Title
Paradisaea minor (Lesser bird of paradise). An unmounted Bird of Paradise specimen. The body is primarily a reddish brown with long white tail plumes.
Accession No
A98.715

A Australasian harrier (Kahu) (Circus approximans) specimen mounted with a shining cuckoo under its claws. It is positioned with wings and bill open perched on a branch.
Accession No
A96.824

A North Island kokako ( Callao cinerea) mounted on a thick branch which is attached to a black piece of wood. Perched position with wings and bill closed. Dark brown and grey colourings with blue distinctive tabs protruding out from the cheeks.
Accession No
A96.721

Name/Title
A Blue Duck / Whio (Hymenolaimus malacorhynchos) mounted on a large grey, rounded piece of stone. Standing position with wings closed. It is predominantly grey in colouring with a dappled chestnut breast. The tip of the bill is black and the remainder is yellow.
Accession No
A96.714

Name/Title
An Australian Magpie ( Gymnorhina tibicen ) which is mounted on a vertical log base. The specimen is standing with its wings closed, and head inclined to the left.
Accession No
A96.679

A Northern blue penguin specimen (Eudytula minor) mounted on a piece of wood, looking downwards with wings slightly out-stretched.
Accession No
A96.642

Name/Title
A small bird nest which contains grass, moss, small twigs and leaves.
Accession No
A96.598

Name/Title
A small bird nest which contains grass, moss, feathers, small twigs, leaves and string.
Accession No
A96.597

An intact skeleton of an unidentified species of Shearwater. The wing bones and legs are extended. The neck is broken and only attached by a very thin piece of skin. " Turangi / 4-1-80" is marked faintly on the ribcage. There is indecipherable writing on the other side of the ribcage
Accession No
A96.575

A banded dotterel egg. The egg is empty has a large hole in one side and small hole at pointed end. Large crack extending from the larger hole.
Accession No
A96.553

An alimentary tract of a New Zealand Falcon (Falco novaeseelandiae) held in a small brown glass bottle with a black plastic screw top lid. " alimentary tract Falco / novaeseelandiae / URENUI 26th/6/69 " is written on a pink paper label inside the bottle.
Accession No
A96.547

Stomach contents of a male Long-tailed Cuckoo contained in formalin in a glass phial bottle with white plastic screw on lid. Salmon pink coloured label attached to phial reads as follows: "Eudynamis taitensis / Long-tailed cuckoo / Oanui (sic) Urenui / 15/3/67 / J Clark" on one side; and "Stomach contents / 1 green stick Insect / (Clitarchus lacviusculus) / 2 Hemideina megacepala (weta)" on the other.

Contents have been transfered to new jar with 70% ethanol. All information from the pink label copied to waterproof paper
Accession No
A96.539

Name/Title
Kea
Strongly hooked bill furnished with a cere. Two toes in front and two behind. Head and neck darkish green. Breast and under surface slightly lighter. Underwing coverts and auxillaries are a faded orange colour. Beak slightly slender than that of a kaka. Mounted on a "L"-shaped piece of wood attached to a varnished wooden base. Wings are slightly outstretched and bird is leaning downwards. An old cardboard tag attached to the left legs provides the following information "1939/115 Dominion Museum Nestor notabilis No. 9356 Drew Collection 24" (see image).
Accession No
A96.503
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