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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

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

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

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 Cocos zeylandica fossil with a small, dark brown, slightly flattened, walnut-sized fossil coconut with three 'eyes' at one end - small point at this end.2.5cm crack extends from one of the eyes along the length of the body.
Accession No
A96.380

Name/Title
A Cocos zeylandica fossil. Small, dark brown, flattened, walnut-sized fossil coconut. Three 'eyes' at one end - squashed and filled with sediment (quite pointed at this end).
Accession No
A96.378

Name/Title
A coconut fossil (Cocos zeylandica). It is a small, dark brown, slightly flattened, fossil coconut - basically tear-drop in shape. There is a larger hole near the top end with four tiny holes near the base and a large crack extending from the top down one side - almost to the base. Remnant matter at one end.
Accession No
A96.375

Name/Title
A fossilised crab (Tumidocarcinus giganteus) encased within an oval siltstone concretion. The underside of the crab is visible and the right chelae is larger than the left.
Accession No
A96.368

Name/Title
A relatively small fossilised crab (tumidocarcinus giganteus) encased within an oval siltstone concretion. The upperside of crab is visible - smooth, evenly rounded, but somewhat flattened back to its carapace - fine raised dots all over the surface. Parts of the legs have broken away - presumably with other half of concretion. Both chelae are hidden under concretion.
Accession No
A96.367

Salmon pink Stichaster australis starfish. The starfish has a tough leathery skin with numerous rounded granules embedded in it. The starfish has eleven arms and some of the arms are shorter than others. The shortest is only 5.5cm long and the longest is 9cm.
Accession No
A96.335

Name/Title
A fossilised oyster (Crassostrea ingens) shell. It is a large, amorphous, thick, scaly, laminate shell.
Accession No
A96.313

Name/Title
Large disc of grey coloured whale vertebre. Unknown species. One one side is a hollow where the front bone structure has come away. It has a reddish colour to it and a slight accumulation of dirt. The other side is flat. There is cracking around the edges from age and it bone is porous.
Accession No
A94.045

Name/Title
Swordfish eye with a hole in the reverse. A paper label attached directly on the eye reads "Eye of swordfish caught at Russell, N.Z., 1936".
Accession No
A92.980

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
Three unmodified mottled cowrie shells.
Accession No
A86.987

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

Eudyptula Minor. A Northern Blue Penguin ( korara ) mounted on a piece of wood with the flippers mounted out from the body. The feet have been painted pink.
Accession No
A83.601

Name/Title
A Spotted Shag mounted on a 'rock' like surface, covered with shells. It has pale grey and brown colourings and the wing feathers have a black spot at the tip. It is mounted in a standing position with the wings closed and the bill slightly open.
Accession No
A83.596

Name/Title
A skull and mandible of a Leopard Seal (Hydrurga leptonyx). The skull has been broken into several pieces before being glued back together and the mandible appears to have been broken in half. Three top teeth are missing and some small chips of bone are also missing from various places. There are a number of pencil marks on the bone which it appears were used to help glue the skull together.
Accession No
A78.578

Name/Title
A skeleton of a juvenile New Zealand Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri).
Accession No
A78.577

Name/Title
A water eroded scapula from an unidentified species of dolphin.
Accession No
A78.573

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

A skull and mandible of a Royal Albatross (Diomedea epomophora).
Accession No
A78.532
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