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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

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
Pachyramhus viridis. Common name: Green-backed Becard. A small greenish bird. The nape is black. It has a grey neck. The underside is predominately white with a smudge of yellow. It has a tag around its legs which are damaged.
Accession No
A98.726

Name/Title
Agyrtia franciae. Synonym: Amazilia franciae. Common name: Andean Emerald hummingbird. A small green hummingbird specimen. "249" written on card attached to leg. Possibly originally collected by William Swainson.
A metallic green bird with a greyish belly. The white/grey has possibly discoloured over time. The beak is thin and has a slight curve to it.
Accession No
A98.725

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
Tangara chilensis. Common name: Paradise tanager. It is a small bird with a bright lime green head. The front is a blue, starting with a darker blue and going into a bright light blue. The wings are black. On the rump is a yellow/red patch where most of the feathers are white downy like. Possibly some of the feathers are missing. The beak is open.
Accession No
A98.722

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 Canadian beaver (Castor canadensis) mounted standing upright on a shaped piece of particle board.
Accession No
A97.709

A male huia (Heteralocha acutirostris) specimen mounted on a piece of wood together with a female specimen. It has a short stout bill and a wattle which has been painted orange.
Accession No
A97.600

A section of wood split in two to reveal the larval tunnel of the Puriri moth. The outer surfaces of the wood also show the soft patches on the bark: a tough silken web woven by a larva which covers a shallow chamber that the insect has excavated in the wood surface.
Accession No
A97.003

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

Name/Title
A faded Atlas moth specimen with pale cream and brown wings and has distinctive feathery antennae. The rear of the frame has a round hook for hanging and brown adhered tape border covering white mount card.
Accession No
A96.812

Name/Title
A large " Malaysian Tarantula " spider which is chestnut brown. It is mounted on a white piece of card within a deep black wooden frame with a clear glass cover. The sides of the interior are gold. " 588. Arachnidae / MALAYSIAN TARANTULA / [Japanese katakana characters]". " No 744 " is stamped on the lower edge on the reverse of the frame stamped on the lower edge. A triangular metal hook at the centre top allows for hanging. The rear of frame has a brown paper tape border sealing pale green card.
Accession No
A96.771

Name/Title
Mounted and framed male and female beetle: 'Allotopus moseri'. The beetles are a Grey brown colour. The male on the left has large mandibles for fighting other males. The male on the pronotum also has black spots. The female is smaller than the male and is more uniform in colour and pattern.
Accession No
A96.763

Name/Title
Mounted and framed group of 6 beetles: Callopistus castelnaudi; Protocerius colossus (Red Weevil); Odontolabis castelnaudi; Neocerambyx gigas (Golden Longhorn); Omocyrius jansoni (Egg Spot Longhorn); Catoxantha opulenta (Banded Jewel).
Accession No
A96.762

A mounted and framed group of six Stag-horned beetles. " Dicranocephalus adamsi / Okchon korea" is printed in black on a white adhered label beneath the beetles. The beetles are framed behind clear glass.
Accession No
A96.760

Name/Title
A group of three butterflies, mounted in a vertical line with a single pin, and framed in a wooden box. The butterflies have printed labels beneath them "Papilio ulysses / (Malaysia)", "Graphium androcles / (Celebes)" and "Morpho rhetinor / (Peru)". Top butterfly has vibrant metallic blue and dark brown colourings. Lower wings have a 'tear drop' like shape suspended from them. Middle butterfly is partially striped, brown and cream colourings with the lower wings extending outwards with long points. The lower butterfly has a vibrant metallic blue/purple colour to the wings. The framed box is secured by two hook and eyelets on the longer sides. Pale wood, with a whitewash appearance. "SYD / L30" is handwritten on an adhered label on the top right side of the frame and covered with selotape. The rear of the frame has hooks and string for hanging.
Accession No
A96.725
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