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

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 length of raw silk with a thin crimson ribbon attached at two ends. Also attached via threads of unspun silk is a piece of card and a small note on blue paper handwritten in black ink. " The first silk spun in / Taranaki Xmas day 1852 ".
Accession No
A96.469

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
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

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

An alimentary tract of a New Zealand Falcon (Falco novaeseelandiae) held in a small brown glass bottle with a black plastic screw top lid. " alimentary tract Falco / novaeseelandiae / URENUI 26th/6/69 " is written on a pink paper label inside the bottle.
Accession No
A96.547

A banded dotterel egg. The egg is empty has a large hole in one side and small hole at pointed end. Large crack extending from the larger hole.
Accession No
A96.553

An intact skeleton of an unidentified species of Shearwater. The wing bones and legs are extended. The neck is broken and only attached by a very thin piece of skin. " Turangi / 4-1-80" is marked faintly on the ribcage. There is indecipherable writing on the other side of the ribcage
Accession No
A96.575

Name/Title
A small bird nest which contains grass, moss, feathers, small twigs, leaves and string.
Accession No
A96.597

Name/Title
A small bird nest which contains grass, moss, small twigs and leaves.
Accession No
A96.598

A Northern blue penguin specimen (Eudytula minor) mounted on a piece of wood, looking downwards with wings slightly out-stretched.
Accession No
A96.642

Name/Title
An Australian Magpie ( Gymnorhina tibicen ) which is mounted on a vertical log base. The specimen is standing with its wings closed, and head inclined to the left.
Accession No
A96.679

Name/Title
A Blue Duck / Whio (Hymenolaimus malacorhynchos) mounted on a large grey, rounded piece of stone. Standing position with wings closed. It is predominantly grey in colouring with a dappled chestnut breast. The tip of the bill is black and the remainder is yellow.
Accession No
A96.714

A North Island kokako ( Callao cinerea) mounted on a thick branch which is attached to a black piece of wood. Perched position with wings and bill closed. Dark brown and grey colourings with blue distinctive tabs protruding out from the cheeks.
Accession No
A96.721

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

A dried jaw from a cookie cutter shark (Isistius brasiliensis).
Accession No
A96.988

Name/Title
A vertebrae from an unidentified species of whale. The vertebrae is slightly encrusted with soil and the tips of the bone are battered and numerous pieces of bone are missing.
Accession No
A97.713

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
Paradisaea minor (Lesser bird of paradise). An unmounted Bird of Paradise specimen.
Accession No
A98.716

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
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
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
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
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
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