Museum specimen colour deterioration

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Subject: Museum specimen colour deterioration
From: "Peter Shute (NUW)" <>
Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2006 15:26:12 +1100
On Tuesday, December 12, 2006 2:16 PM Geoffrey Dabb wrote:

Leading exponent for the purple faction is the Simpson & Day guide,
which not only declares for the purple but shows an unlikely violet in its
illustration.  ('Purple' is usually a synonym for 'violet' or a more
plummy colour on the red side of violet.)

Yes, that's my book.  I'll check some others.

Anyway, don't take my word for it.  You can probably see this common
bird right now, just down the street.

That I must do.

Peter Shute

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