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Mohua, Mohoua ochrocephala, AV11514

Physical Description

Study skin of a small yellow and grey bird, with its body in a straight line with its head and tail. Head is tilted so the beak is pointing up. Legs are crossed in front of the tail. A length of dowel is protruding from the abdominal cavity. Both legs are banded: PL light green over silver, PR yellow over dark green

Research Notes

Autopsy notes: wet, white chin 21mm, small black and white ovaries

Field Collection

Bird captured by DoC as a part of an approved translocation from Catlins Forest to the Hurunui district. Died during transportation and was then sent to Otago Museum from the DoC field office in Owaka.


Taxidermist: Noel Hyde


Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 31 x 160 x 40mm



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