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Sooty shearwater, Puffinus griseus, AV6652

Physical Description

Study skin of a medium sized grey and white sea bird lying on its back, with the body in a straight line with the head and tail. The head is tilted so the beak is pointing up. Legs are crossed in front of the tail and tied together with thread. Wings are folded against the body. There is a length of wooden skewer extending from the abdominal cavity in line with the tail. Beak is tied closed with thread.

Field Collection

On card - "bird found alive on 7-11-1959 but soon died."

Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 80 x 105 x 435mm

Sex

Male

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