Tasmanian Museum Albatross Identification

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Subject: Tasmanian Museum Albatross Identification
From: "Jeremy O'Wheel" <>
Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2013 10:57:14 +1100
Hi Birding Aus,
Last July Steve Clark and I visited the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
and noticed what I thought were bird misidentification.  It was
particularly noticeable because the birds because all the species named and
actually present were also there correctly identified.  I emailed them at
the time and was told they took the issue very seriously and would
immediately look into it.  9 months later, I returned and found that the
labels hadn't changed.  I provide a link (it's public so you don't need
Facebook to view it!), to images of the labels and birds.  There are no
other birds nearby, so it's impossible that the sign refers to any other
birds (also their positions match the sign perfectly).  I just wanted to
check to see if people agree that these are misidentified  or if I've
somehow lost my mind.  I believe the correct species are a Shy Albatross by
itself (labelled as Wandering) and a Shy above a Black-browed Albatross
(labelled as 2 Shy).


Jeremy O'Wheel

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