"'Chris Charles'" <>, "'Peter Shute'" <>
Mystery museum specimen
"Philip Veerman" <>
Sun, 21 Feb 2021 13:34:15 +1100
Hi Charles,, yes that is about the scale of the problem. I have
deleted your bunny-bird because the file is so big. I can search for the photo
of the composite bird I mentioned and send to you. Remember the platypus was
thought to be a concoction, so the practise was known. And why wouldn’t
taxidermists of the times create the occasional fake, just out of boredom,
humour or because part of specimens was damaged. By the way, I logged onto that
site yesterday and had to verify my log on, to send the same comment, then
could not find how to access that photo again or add comment.
[ On Behalf Of Chris Charles
Sent: Sunday, 21 February, 2021 11:30 AM
To: Peter Shute
Cc: Birding-aus NEW
Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Mystery museum specimen
Intriguing it is.
Apparently there are 3 Paradise Parrot skins in this
collection. Maybe thats why they are only in collections!
This one is for you Philip Veerman
On 20 Feb 2021, at 9:37 pm, Peter Shute <> wrote:
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