Image: Sheldon cleaning study skins

Sheldon cleaning study skins

Sheldon examines a number of Birds of Paradise study skins for any damage. These colourful specimens will be part of an upcoming exhibition at the Museum. The specimens are given a gentle brush to realign some of the feathers. Many of these Birds of Paradise have very delicate modified feathers or wires, like this one.

Photographer:
Kate Jones
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© Australian Museum

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