Re :A delicate ask

To: "Birding-aus" <>
Subject: Re :A delicate ask
From: "Birds of Perth" <>
Date: Sat, 18 May 2002 16:13:13 +0800
You can usually send frozen birds your state's museum and they'll be happy
to have them. Universities also use deceased birds for educational purposes
and their own research. Even birds that may be damaged may be able to be
used (ie wings used for wing spreads, head used for skull research, feet can
also be preserved, syrinx and internal organs are useful). Helps to ring

Remember to include details of where you found it (to the most exact point
you can if you don't have a GPS on hand!), date (& time), conditions it was
found or evdience of cause of death, who found it and their contact details.
It is illegal in most states to collect dead birds, however if you notify
the authority you are handing the bird over to(uni or museum) straight away
so that they know you have the bird, it should be ok.

More info refer to ...

Christidis, L. (1995). When is a dead birds a good bird? Wingspan. March,
pp. 9-10

- CS

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