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Name/Title
A piopio (South Island Thrush) (Turnagra capensis capensis) specimen mounted on a 'Y' shaped lichen covered branch.
Accession No
A64.988

Name/Title
A yellow bellied sea snake (Pelamus platurus) specimen preserved in formalin and held in a tubular plastic container. The snake appears a mixture of light yellow and dark yellow. An accompanying handwritten note with the specimen reads " Pelamus platurus (Yellow bellied sea snake) /No data but probably one of 5 found on Taranaki coast during the summer of 1933 (Philips 1941). "

Has been transfered to glass jar with white lid and filled with 70% ethanol
Accession No
A70.680

Name/Title
A Hochstetter's frog ( Leiopelma hochstetteri ) specimen preserved in formalin and contained in a glass specimen jar. The specimen has a dark brown back and its ventral side is dark brown and speckled. The outer layer appears to be flaking off. Toes partially webbed.
Accession No
A70.685

Name/Title
Two eggs in formalin in a glass specimen jar. The eggs have been tentatively identified as Tuatara eggs.
Accession No
A70.691

Name/Title
A Striped skink specimen (Leidopisma striatum) preserved in formalin. It has a brown back with grey dorsolateral bands. Ventral side speckled. Tail is cream. Appears to have become discoloured - probably due to the lizard having shed its tail and regrown another.
Accession No
A70.736

Name/Title
A wrybill (Anarhynchus frontalis) specimen mounted on a rounded wooden base.
Accession No
A70.746

A female eastern bar-tailed godwit (Limosa lapponica baueri) specimen in winter plumage. The specimen is mounted on a wooden base with its head cocked to one side.
Accession No
A70.770

Name/Title
Tui
A Tui (Prosthermadera novaeseelandiae) with spread wings mounted on a branch. The general colour is metallic green with blue/purple highlights on the shoulders, upper tail coverts and lower breast.
Accession No
A70.779

Name/Title
A tīeke (South Island Saddleback) (Philesturnus carunculatus carunculatus) specimen mounted on a branch.
Accession No
A70.782

A North Island kōkako (Callaeas cinerea wilsoni) specimen mounted on a piece of wood together with a South Island kōkako.
Accession No
A70.784

A South Island kōkako (Callaeas cinerea) mounted on a piece of wood together with a North Island kōkako.
Accession No
A70.785

Name/Title
A brown creeper (Finschia novaeseelandiae). The upper surface is brown and tinged with grey on the hind neck and rump. The tail is orange/brown with a dark brown band. The under surface is white streaked with beige and grey. The specimen is mounted on a stick inserted into a dark wooden base. It is mounted with its wings and tail spread.
Accession No
A70.791

Name/Title
A little Egret (Egretta garzetta immaculata). The entire plumage is white and it has fine long dorsal plumes and shorter ones on the foreneck. It is mounted in a standing position with wings closed and feet together on a piece of black wood.
Accession No
A70.799

Name/Title
A skull and mandible of a Pukeko Porphyrio porphyrio melanotus. Mandible mounted on wood. Skull labelled "11 ".
Accession No
A78.550

Name/Title
Three unmodified mottled cowrie shells.
Accession No
A86.987

Name/Title
A female North Island Brown Kiwi ( Apteryx australis mantelli )which is mounted on a piece of wood in a standing position with its head slightly turned. The kiwi is stored in a heavy duty grey travelling case, which is labelled with ' FRAGILE ' stickers.
Accession No
A92.969

Name/Title
A mounted Starling (Sturnus vulgaris vulgaris) specimen. It is mounted on an upright stick inserted into a black painted piece of wood.
Accession No
A96.393

Name/Title
A spur-winged plover (Vanellus miles novaehollandiae) specimen mounted on a branch.
Accession No
A96.397

Name/Title
A white ground canary specimen (Serinus canaria) mounted onto a "L"-shaped twig inserted into a small thin piece of wood. One eye missing - otherwise in fairly good condition.
Accession No
A96.402

Name/Title
A female New Zealand Falcon (Falco novaeseelandiae). The upper surface is blackish brown and the tail has fine white bars. The fore neck is white and the remainder of the undersurface is streaked brown with spots of white. It is mounted on a branch attached to a black wooden base. One leg is slightly higher than the other.
Accession No
A96.494

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

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

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

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

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