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Fairy prion, Pachyptila turtur, AV6680

Physical Description

Study skin of a small 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.

Provenance

National Museum received specimen from A. McKay

Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 55 x 70 x 320mm

Sex

Male

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