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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 thin calcareous false shell of the paper nautilus (Argonauta nodosa) . The shell is an opaque white colour with parts stained dark brown, The whole shell is covered with radiating rows of low tubercles.
Accession No
TM.1997.318

Name/Title
A small female paua sea spider (Elamena producta).
Accession No
PA2007.249

Name/Title
A small dried and faded large-bellied seahorse (Hippocampus abdominalis) specimen. It is a grey-brown colour. The tail curls at the ends.
Accession No
A98.749

A small dried and faded large-bellied seahorse (Hippocampus abdominalis) specimen. The tail folds back under the body of the seahorse. It is a light brown colour.
Accession No
A98.748

A dried and faded spiny pipefish (Solegnathus spinosissimus) specimen. It is a grey colour with black specks. The specks are sand adhered to the surface. There is a slight curl at the end of the tail.
Accession No
A98.747

A dried and faded Spiny pipefish (Solegnathus spinosissimus) specimen. Light brown in colour with the odd spot of darker colouring. It has a long snout. The tail curls at the end.
Accession No
A98.746

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
Tui
A Tui (Prosthermadera novaeseelandiae) specimen mounted sitting on a branch. The specimen is boxed in a black wooden container with a Perspex front.
Accession No
A98.740

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

Name/Title
A vertebrae from an unidentified species of whale. The vertebrae is slightly encrusted with soil and the tips of the bone are battered and numerous pieces of bone are missing.
Accession No
A97.713

A dried jaw from a cookie cutter shark (Isistius brasiliensis).
Accession No
A96.988

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
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