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Name/Title
Progne subis. Common Name: Purple martin.
This is a medium sized bird which is predominately dark glossy purple. The wings are a dull black. The belly is white. Under the chin is brown colouring. This is a female specimen. It has a slight hooked beak.
Accession No
A101.025

Name/Title
Steophaga discolor. Common Name: Prairie Warbler.
A small bird. It has a bright yellow underbelly with faint black lines on the flanks (black markings have possibly faded). The upper body is a olive green colour with a rusty red smudge on the back. The flight feathers are a light black colour. The beak is straight and pale.
Accession No
A101.026

Name/Title
Bombycilla cedrorum. common Name: Cedar Waxwind.
A small bird. It is predominately brown. The wings and tail is a grey colour. The end of the tail is yellow. The underpart around the legs is yellow. It has a black band by the eyes. The beak is black.
Accession No
A101.027

Ispidina picta. Common Name: African Pygmy Kingfisher.
A small bird with a large yellow beak. The feathers are predominately a shiny dark blue. It has brown above its eyes and the underside. Its throat is white. Behind the eyes towards the back the feather are a shiny violet. It is about 11cm from tip of beak to end of the short tail.
Accession No
A101.028

Name/Title
Pooecetes gramineus. Common Name: Vesper sparrow.
A small to medium sized sparrow. It is has light brown upper parts and a white belly. It has darker streaks on the head, back and upper chest. The wings have a red rufus colour to them. The beak and legs are pale colour.
Accession No
A101.029

Name/Title
Dacnis cayana Common Name: Blue Dacnis
A small female bird. It is predominately green in colour with a light blue crown. The feathers have a slight sheen to them. The green of the belly is slightly brighter than the upper surface. The beak is black but the tip is broken off. The feet are pale.
Accession No
A101.030

Name/Title
Lanius schach. Common Name: Long-tailed Shrike.
It is a small-medium robust bird. The head, flight feathers of the wings and tail are black. It has a rufous colour back. The belly is white. The beak has a curve at the tip giving it a hook-like beak. The legs and beak are black.
Accession No
A101.032

Name/Title
Sialia sialis. Common Name: Eastern Bluebird
A small robin like bird. This specimen is a male. It predominately blue coloured head, back, wings and tail. The underside from throat to half way down belly is brown. The rest of the belly is white. The blue of the feathers has a slight sheen to them.
Accession No
A101.034

Name/Title
Goura species. Common Name: Crowned pigeon.
The specimen is of the head of one of three species of the Goura genus. Without the body it is difficult to place into a species. It appears to be likely to be either the southern crowned pigeon or western crowned pigeon, both from New Guinea.
The head is a blue-grey colour with dark blue band around the eyes. The crown is composed of long lacy feathers.
Accession No
A101.035

Name/Title
Aythya novaeseelandiae. New Zealand Scaup. A dark brown duck. It has a slight chestnut colour to the chest and round to the sides by wings. There is a white marking on the flight feathers of the wings. It has orange webbed feet. The beak is short and wider than many other ducks. The head is darker than the rest of the body.
Accession No
A101.037

Name/Title
Greygone igata. Grey Warbler.
A small bird. It is predominately grey upper surface with a light grey-white underside. The beak and legs are black
Accession No
A101.038

Name/Title
Pavo cristatus (Indian Peafowl). A large male bird. It's head is a dark shimmering blue. The wings are grey and white and some of the large flight feathers are a redy brown. The Tail is very long and green. At the end of each feather is a 'eye'. The tail shimmers and has a hints of gold in it. It is in a standing position on a dark wooden base. The legs are a light brown going to black by the feet. It has a crown on feathers on the top that are predominately blue.
Accession No
A101.041

Name/Title
Hereralocha acutirostris Huia. A male bird mounted in a wooden case. The case is damage with tape around the edges. The Huia is black with a short curved bill. All of the tail feathers have fallen out and are at the base of the case.
Accession No
A101.043

Name/Title
A taxidermied Tahr (Mountain Goat) head. It is a light brown colour with short dark horns. It is mounted to green fabric.
Accession No
A101.297

Eudyptula minor novaehollandiae. Northern Blue penguin. A small bird. Stuffed. The flipper, back and back of the head is blue while the front of the bird is white. The flippers are held against the bodies side and the feet are tied together.
Accession No
A101.298

Fulmarus glacialoides. Antarctic fulmar. A stuffed bird in a sitting position. It is predominately white with greying on the back toward the tail. The tail is a dark gray to black colour.
Accession No
A101.299

Puffinus tenuirostris. Short tailed shearwater. A large bird. Stuffed. It is a dark sooty black colour all over. The wings are closed against the body and the feet are tied together with the tag. There is stuffing visible in the eye sockets.
Accession No
A101.300

Eudyptula minor novaehollandiae. Northern blue penguin. A stuffed bird. It is blue on the back and white on the front. The flippers are closed against the body side. The feet are orange and black. There is a red tag around the left leg.
Accession No
A101.301

Name/Title
Tadorna variegata. Paradise shelduck. A large bird. It is stuffed. It is predominantly black with white, green and brown wings. The long neck curves.
Accession No
A101.303

Pterodroma lessonii. White headed petrel. Stuffed and fixed in a sitting position with the wings out. The back and wings are light to dark gray colour. The head, neck and front is white. There is a smudge of black around the eyes.
Accession No
A101.304

Name/Title
Todiramphus sanctus vagans. Sacred Kingfisher. A small stuffed bird. The head, back, wings and tail are green in colour. The rest is cream with a reddish smudge to it. The bill is large and spare like.
Accession No
A101.305

Name/Title
Pelecanoides urinatrix. Common diving petrel. A small stuffed bird it is fixed in a semi standing posture. The wings are closed. The head is cocked to one side. the eyes are black bead like. The bird is black on the upper surface and a dirty white on the underside.
Accession No
A101.306

Phalacrocorax sulcirostris. Little black shag. A stuffed bird in a standing position. It is black all over with a light cream coloured bill.
Accession No
A101.307

Microcarbo melanoleucos brevirostris. Little pied cormorant. A stuffed bird in a standing upright position. It is black all over with a small white patch under the bill.
Accession No
A101.308

Chrysococcyx lucidus. Shining cuckoo. A small stuffed bird. It is predominately a green metallic colour on the back with a green and white striped front.
Accession No
A101.309
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