Image: Stitching a wing back on

Stitching a wing back on

This Bird of Paradise's wing was very loose, and in danger of falling off. A single stitch past from one side of the birds body through the bones of the wing is enough to secure the wing back in place. A large needle used for doll making is used, as the stuffing in the bird skin is very dense.

Photographer:
kristel Smits
Rights:
© Auatralian Museum

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