Image: Field label for Magpie-lark (BF 2227)

Field label for Magpie-lark (BF 2227)

A good, clear field label for specimens.  Note the data that has been included: the location where the bird was found, the date it was found and the name of the collector. In this instance, the collector has also put the age, sex and scientific name of the bird, but don't worry about writing any of this if you do not know the details. Staff in the Bird Section will fill in those details.  A waterproof pen was used to write this label; if you do not have one, a pencil is an excellent substitute.

Jaynia Sladek
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