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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

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
Snake skin (previously A70.679c)
Head present. Immediately behind head are brown face markings, cream and brown. 131 cm long. max width 11cms.
Accession No
A95.792

Name/Title
Snake skin (previously A70.679b)
Head present. Immediately behind head are brown face markings, cream and brown. 143cm max length, max width 12cms.
Accession No
A95.791

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 large ostrich egg. The egg has is hollow and it has a small hole at one end.
Accession No
A90.179

Name/Title
A large ostrich egg. The egg has is hollow and it has a small hole at one end.
Accession No
A90.178

A male Paradise Shelduck, mounted on a piece of wood in a standing position. Wings closed. Brown, chestnut and cream colourings. Wings have a greeny blue sheen.
Accession No
A86.667

Name/Title
A large ostrich egg. The egg is cream coloured. There is a hole at one end of the egg.
Accession No
A86.459

A wandering albatross (toroa) specimen mounted loosely on a plain piece of board.
Accession No
A83.660

Puffinus bulleri. Buller's Shearwater mounted on a long piece of rough wood. Squatting position with bill open, head turned to the left, and wings appear about to open. Pale brown, grey and cream colourings.
Accession No
A83.610

A White-Faced Storm Petrel, mounted on a piece of smooth wood, in flight position. Wings are out-stretched, legs hanging down in a relaxed pose.
Accession No
A83.604

A Short Tailed Shearwater mounted on a dark piece of wood. Position is standing with wings closed. Brown colourings all over.
Accession No
A83.603
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