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A New Zealand Pigeon (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae) which is mounted on a "L"-shaped piece of branch inserted into a black piece of wood. The pigeon has an elongated stance with wings closed and neck stretched forward.
Accession No
A96.493

Male North Island Brown Kiwi. Grey-black head and neck, a dark rufous back streaked with black, and paler grey-brown underparts. Brown feet. Long slightly curved bill. Cone shaped body tapering to a small head. Powerful muscular legs. Very small wings.
Accession No
A96.473

New Zealand Dabchick (Podiceps rufopectus). Upper surface dark brown, sides of head, throat and foreneck dusky brown. Upper part of breast reddish brown, remainder of under surface silvery white. Stained at sides with dusky red. Toes lobed. Bill olive brown in colour, light brown at tip. Feet light brown with olive green patches. Neck tall. Mounted standing on a piece of plain wood. Wings closed and looking forward. In fair condition.
Accession No
A96.413

Male Snares Island tomtit (Petroica macrocephala dannefaerdi). Glossy black, bases of feathers grey with light shafts. Wing and tail brownish black; iris black. Black bill. Mounted with A70.789 on a twig inserted into a light coloured piece of wood.
Accession No
A96.411

Name/Title
Bellbird (Anthornis melanura melanura). Small, slender bird. Predominently olive green changing to yellowish on belly and sides of body. Parts of head, especially forehead, crown and sides, glossed with irridescent purple. Wing and tail quills brownsih black. Slightly curved bill. Mounted on a "T" shaped piece of branch inserted into a square dark piece of wood. In fair condition - both eyes missing.
Accession No
A96.409

Name/Title
Spotted Shag (Stictocarbo punctatus). Very slender bird with long slender wings and short stubby tail. Long slim bill with small terminal hook. Crown, high neck, throat, thigh and tail black. Back grey-brown with black spots on tips of upper coverts. White stripe from above eye, down side of neck to side of breast. Belly silver-grey. Turquoise blue-green below eye - has been painted on. Blue-eye ring - also painted on. Mounted standing on a rock - wings closed. In good condition.
Accession No
A96.408

Name/Title
Hedgesparrow (Prunella modularis occidentalis). Small, nondescript, brownish bird with a slender bill. Lighter and dainter than a female house sparrow. Mounted onto a piece of grey foam. In fair condition - both eyes missing.
Accession No
A96.406

Name/Title
Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella caliginosa). Bright yellow head and underparts. Chestnut rump. Longish tail. Mounted on a stick with another yellowhammer (A96.405).
Accession No
A96.404

Name/Title
Waxeye (Zosterops lateralis lateralis). Very small, delicate bird. Crown, nape and rump tinged with green. Back grey. Ring of small white feathers around eye. Lesser median and greater wing coverts green. Primary coverts dark grey edged with green. Primaries and secondaries very dark grey tinged green on outer edges. Tail feathers dark grey with outer edges green except for outermost feathers. Breast grey, belly white. Dark eyes. In fairly good condition. Unmounted.
Accession No
A96.403

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
Bellbird (Anthornis melanura melanura). Small, slender bird. Predominently olive green changing to yellowish on belly and sides of body. Parts of head, especially forehead, crown and sides, glossed with iridescent purple. Wing and tail quills brownish black. Slightly curved bill. Mounted on a piece of untreated wood. In fairly good condition.
Accession No
A96.401

Name/Title
Male California Quail (Lophortyx californica brunnescens). Game bird. Back slate brown. Short black plume curving forward from crown. Large black patch on face and throat, surrounded by white. Breast blue grey. Underside pale buff with black marginal feathers giving scaly pattern. White bars on flanks. Iris dark brown. Bill short black. In good condition. Mounted on a piece of white foam core.
Accession No
A96.400

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

Female New Zealand Red-crowned Parakeet (Cynaoramphus novaezelandiae novaezelandiae). General plumage bright green. Crimson red patch on forehead and crown to just behind eye and patch immediately behind eye. No red patch on side of rump. 2nd to 5th primaries deep violet blue on their outer webs, dark brown at tips and on inner webs. Tail dark green. Undersurface yellowish green. Metal tag around right leg with "17" inscribed on it. In fair condition. Both eyes missing. Piece of wire protruding from left wing. Mounted perched on a piece of stick inserted into a small square piece of black wood.
Accession No
A96.395

Male New Zealand Red-crowned Parakeet (Cynaoramphus novaezelandiae novaezelandiae). General plumage bright green. Crimson red patch on forehead and crown to just behind eye and patch immediately behind eye. Red patch on side of rump. 2nd to 5th primaries deep violet blue on their outer webs, dark brown at tips and on inner webs. Tail dark green. Undersurface yellowish green. Left foot is broken. Unmounted. In fair condition.
Accession No
A96.394

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
Morepork (Ninox novaeselandiae novaeseelandiae). Head, back, scapulars and wing coverts dusty brown. Cinnamon brown flecks on head, neck, collar and back. Large whitish flecks on wing coverts and scapulars. Facial disc greyish white with prominent cinnamon brows. Underside dark chocolate brown with buff and amber flecks. Large brown eyes with black pupils. Perched with wings closed on a short length of branch attached to a "T" shaped piece of wood. In good condition.
Accession No
A96.323

Name/Title
Collection of 27 pieces of belemnites - grey in colour, cylindrical in shape, round in section - some have a pointed end. All are small - ranging between 3.5cm to 1cm long and 0.6 to 1.1cm in diameter. Surface has the same appearance as slightly smoothed concrete. Also known as Jurassic squids these fossil date back to the Jurassic Period.
Accession No
A96.322

A cast of a piece of jaw bone from a Pseudodontornis stirtoni (false toothed bird). The cast is coloured brown and grey and small sections of the bony, undulating teeth-like structures along the margin of the jaw (often termed 'false teeth') are clearly visible on both sides.
Accession No
A96.318

Name/Title
Fossilised portion of a Nautilus shell. Very fragile - fragmentation.
Accession No
A96.249

Name/Title
Fossilised portion of a Nautilus shell. Very fragile - fragmentation.
Accession No
A96.248

Name/Title
A small copper coin pushed into a piece of lava. " Vesuvius " is written in white pen on underside of base.
Accession No
A96.242

Name/Title
A fossilized iron concretion which resembles the shape of a human finger.
Accession No
A92.975

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 Mineral Specimens of New Zealand box set which contains 96 small mounted samples of rocks and minerals, each which are named with a printed label. Many of these labels also include location information. The box is rectangular with a hinged lid and is covered with an embossed gold coloured paper. The hinged lid is lined and fitted with a label on the top and underside which features a hei tiki design. " MINERAL SPECIMENS / OF / NEW ZEALAND " is marked on the label along with fern and kowhaiwhai type patterns. " SET X1 / CARNEGIE " 96 PIECES " is marked on a paper label stuck to the underside of the lid.
Accession No
A92.964
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