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Specimens of the night parrot in museums throughout the world


, : Specimens of the night parrot in museums throughout the world. Emu 76(3): 120-126

Available information from the 22 known specimens of the night parrot Geopsittacus occidentalis, Gould, is presented. Comments are made on the ornithological or historical importance of some specimens and particular attention is given to the specimen collected by John McDouall Stuart in 1845 and now housed in the Merseyside County Museums, Liverpool, England. The success of F.W. Andrews, taxidermist and collector with the South Australian Museum, in obtaining specimens of the night parrot is emphasized.

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