Collecting birds

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Subject: Collecting birds
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2003 17:07:18 +1000

Frank O'Connor Wrote:

"Most new specimens for the museum come from people who find dead birds in reasonable condition, or birds that die in care.  e.g. seabirds, road kills, Oriental Honey-Buzzard, etc.  I have taken quite a few specimens to the museum, and I encourage others to do this, no matter how common the species. "

I believe this would be a good point to include in carer training,  that are being trained to look after injured wildlife.  I found a Barn Owl with a broken wing a couple of months back, and it died the night i found it in the carers house.  They buried the corpse the next day. A pity. It would have made a perfect museum specimen.

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