Open daily, 10am–5pm, Free

419 Great King Street Dunedin, New Zealand

Otago Museum is open in the Orange Traffic Light setting. Visitors over 12 must wear a mask.

Blackbird, Turdus merula, AV3182

Physical Description

Study skin of medium-sized bird with head pointing towards the PL side, tail straight, wings folded back against the body, and legs crossed. Some downy feathers are visible. Bird has string wrapped around it. Seems tangled, especially around feet, however it seems to be attached to the bird. Wraps around the tail, then moves up the body, attaches at the wings and continues to tie around the beak.

Field Collection

Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 44 x 64 x 265mm
Length: 6mm

Sex

Female

All Rights Reserved