Description

This section houses over 55,000 registered and 6,000 unregistered specimens including skins, eggs, skeletons, nests and spirit collections. It has an excellent collection of South Australian species, both historical and recent, a large collection of stomach contents, which is used to determine diets, and an Australia wide collection of eggs. All registered specimens are on a main database, with most of the unregistered specimens on separate databases.

Taxonomic range

Kingdoms covered include: Animalia.

Number of specimens in the collection

The estimated number of specimens in the South Australian Museum Ornithology Collection is 61,000.

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Metadata last updated on 2010-10-14 18:18:39.0

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Cape Barren Goose

Photo courtesy South Australian Museum

Location

North Terrace
Adelaide
South Australia 5000
Australia

Contact

Dr Phillippa Horton
Senior Collection Manager
phone: +61 8 8207 7475
phone: +61 8 8207 7222
email this contact

Maya Penck
Collection Manager, Ornithology
phone: +61 8 8207 7475
phone: +61 8 8207 7222
email this contact

Membership

Member of Council of Heads of Australian Faunal Collections (CHAFC)

Contributors to this page

Digitised records available through the Atlas

The South Australian Museum Ornithology Collection has an estimated 61,000 specimens.

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