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Tūī, Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae novaeseelandiae, AV646

Physical Description

Medium-sized bird mounted in a perching position, with head pointing to the PR side, tail pointing slightly to the PR side, and wings folded back against the body. The PL leg is missing. A piece of wire is protruding from the posterior end of the body, and the head of a nail is visible near the base of the PL wing. The PL eye is missing. The surface of the beak is weathered.

Provenance

Purchased at Samsons Auctioneers. Part of sale of goods of: E Clarke

Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 171 x 60 x 268mm

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