Image: Oldest specimen in Ornithology database

Oldest specimen in Ornithology database

The oldest specimen in the Ornithology Collection database is this Northern Pintail duck, collected on 5 September 1828 in Mosko, Sweden. The Australian Museum received it as part of an exchange of specimens and it was entered into the collection register in September 1879. 

Photographer:
Jaynia Sladek
Rights:
© Australian Museum
Location:
Ornithology

Notes

Registration numer A.7080 Anas acuta acuta (Northern Pintail), study skin.

Additional information

Image taken 23 June 2010 by Jaynia Sladek specifically for the Ornithology website.

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