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A mounted ruru (morepork) with wings extended and perched on end of a length of wood. The bird is predominantly light brown and the upper wing area has scattered white spots on it. The longer feathers on the wing are also dotted with white however when the wing is extended it gives the effect of stripes. The feathers around the neck and lower back are in poor condition and appear to have been plucked The wood is mounted on a piece of wood with bevelled edges. There are two plaques attached to the wood. The first is an attribution plaque that states " DONATED TO / OTAKEHO SCHOOL / BY MR & MRS P.C. VERBEET " and the second plaque is a Wildlife Service identification number.
Accession No
TM2003.232

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 dark grey fossilized whale vertebrae. It is the centrum from a lumbar vertebra from the lower back of a small to medium sized adult baleen whale. The vertebra has been bored by small pholad shellfish after the whale died. Erosion has resulted in a smooth surface.
Accession No
TM2002.100

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 fossilised crab ( Trichopeltarion ) encased within an oval siltstone concretion. The carapace is the only piece visible in both the top and bottom section.
Accession No
PA2007.230

Name/Title
A vinctifer comptoni fish fossil that has been mounted on plaster and presented in a wooden frame.
Accession No
PA2004.199

A hairy decorator crab. The crab has large dark pink nippers, and a pear-shaped body. The body and eight legs (excluding the nippers) are pale pink and white in colour. The legs and parts of the shell are covered with pieces of pale green and white seaweed.
Accession No
A98.797

Name/Title
A fossilised oyster (Crassostrea ingens) shell. It is a large, thick, scaly, laminate shell.
Accession No
A98.777

Name/Title
A fossilised oyster (Crassostrea ingens) shell. It is a long, thick, scaly, laminate shell.
Accession No
A98.776

Name/Title
A large Nautilus fossil.
Accession No
A98.775

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
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

Halcyon malimbica toraquata. Common Name: Blue-breasted Kingfisher. A medium sized bird. It is predominately a light blue with black on the wings forming a band across the back with the wings are close. The bird is orange on top and the lower mandible is black. The top of the head is grey and the eyes are surrounded by black patches. The underside is white with the light blue smudge on the chest. The bird is unmounted lying flat with legs out stretch behind it.
Accession No
A98.731

Pelargopsis capensis. Synonym: Halcyon capensis. Common name: Stork-billed Kingfisher. A blue, brown and white bird. The back, wings and tail are a light blue colour. The head is a dirty brown. The white parts have a orange tinge. The beak is a orange colour. The bird has no eyes and a tag around its leg.
Accession No
A98.730

Name/Title
Coracias abyssinica. Common name: Abyssinian roller. A large-sized bird. It is a light blue colour with brown on the wings and darker blue on the ends of the flight feathers as well as small patch either side by the shoulders. The beak is black with a curved tip. The tail has two long feathers. There is a tag around the leg with the identification.
Accession No
A98.728
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